Steve Sheppard was born in Guildford and grew up in a house with a river at the bottom of the garden. This makes him sound quite posh but it wasn’t a very big house and it wasn’t a very big river. Nine years at boarding school taught him absolutely nothing about how to be an adult and actually becoming an adult also failed in this respect. One thing he did eventually learn, however, was that he should have tried writing a book much earlier than he did although he also now realises that he ought to have tried to become a celebrity first, as this would have made selling it much easier.
In between the day job and writing A Very Important Teapot and Bored to Death in the Baltics, Steve has also tried his hand at composing the occasional short story, although he finds it quite difficult to write anything that could be considered short. Most of his stories (which can be found on his website) have met with blank indifference but one, Geronimo, did achieve 2nd place in the 2019 To Hull and Back humorous short story competition. No pressure on his entry into the next competition this year then.
Steve currently lives in an increasingly empty house in a quirky, not-quite-Cotswold village in west Oxfordshire but may move soon to avoid the paparazzi.