Steve Sheppard 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. One thing he did eventually learn was that he should have tried writing a book much earlier than he did, although he also now realises that he ought to have become a celebrity first as this would have made selling it much easier.
In between 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 which can be found on his website. 'Geronimo' achieved 2nd place in the 2019 To Hull and Back humorous short story competition. No pressure for the next competition then.