Steven M. Caddy was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, but spent most of his childhood in Grantham, Lincolnshire. Steve has always been creative, showing early talent for music and drama, before discovering the art of computer programming.
Steve attended the King’s School in Grantham, where he spent most of his lunch times in the school’s library, or playing the school’s pipe organ. Steve continued his passion for the arts while studying software engineering at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He contributed to the refurbishment of a set of local church bells, sang with the Elizabethan Madrigal Singers, and was a committed member of the team at Aberystwyth’s hospital radio station, where Steve was able to develop a taste for sports journalism.
After graduating in 2001, Steve moved to Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, where he found work as a software engineer, and still found time to play the church organ. It was while playing the church organ that Steve started to develop ideas for stories, keeping a notebook at the console to record his thoughts.
In November 2011, Steve participated in National Novel Writing Month, and finally committed his random notes to the page in the form of a short novel. It was during that month he met his wife, Lorna, through their common interest in creative writing. They were married in 2014.
Hobbies: playing the church organ, bell ringing, hospital radio, and square dancing.
Favourite movies: Stand By Me, The Martian, Gravity.
Favourite books: Harry Potter, The Fault in Our Stars, The Hunger Games.
Favourite bands: The Beautiful South, Jake Bugg, Casting Crowns.
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