L.M. Steel

Biography

Lee was born in 1982 in Rochford, Essex and lived on the outskirts of the village of Canewdon.
At the age of six she moved to West Yorkshire with her parents, elder sister and younger brother, where they owned and ran a dairy farm. Due to the egg crisis of 1991 the farm and business was lost and Lee, with her family, was housed in Sowerby Village, with other ex-farmers, redundant miners and former military families.

It was at Newland Junior School, that Hazel Hellowell first spotted Lee had a talent for creative writing and encourage her poetry, resulting in the local paper publishing her first poem: Weeping Willow at the age of 10.
Moving onto Ryburn Valley High School Lee continued to write, but it wasn’t until Year 10, where she took up Expressive Arts, that her teachers, Amanda Glover and Jackie Newman also noted Lee had a talent and desire to write and encouraged her to do so. At 14 her second poem was published in 1996 Heartbreaker.

In 2002 Lee went to Washington DC after being nominated by the International Society of Poetry for the Poet of the Year Award 2002. Although Lee didn’t win, she did win a Poet of Merit Award.

Lee graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2011with a 1st Class Msci Degree with honours in Forensic and Analytical Science.

Lee now lives in Southampton with her partner Alexandra Steel who serves in the Royal Navy, with Lee’s Patterdale terrier Cracker

The couple have plans to have a Civil Union in August 2013

Coming Soon: Once Upon A Set of Wheels: The story of a serial Killer...by the serial killer!

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Books

The Beat Boys
By
Price: Free! Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Sidney and Gareth have known each other since they were five, living on the Fountains Estate in Illingworth West Yorkshire, they play the bins as drums early in the mornings and call themselves The Beat Boys. One day they’ll be a proper band and famous rock stars. Unfortunately life…and crime get in the way, and lead to the fateful day when Sidney invites that lonely little girl in out of the rain
Judged By Your Peers
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 113,080. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Shay believes she has the worse secret in the world, but unable to keep it in anymore she confides in her work friends that her marriage is failing because she's gay. The response Shay gets is overwhelming, in more ways than one: Her friends take this opportunity to confide in Shay their secrets: An Alcoholic, An Adulterer, A Thief, A Racial Extremist and … A Paedophile???

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Smashwords book reviews by L.M. Steel

  • Train Ride on Feb. 25, 2013

    thouroughly enjoyed this and have purchased the collection of short stories, I'm looking forward to indulging in more.
  • Truth's Evil Light on June 01, 2013

    This is the first urban Fantasy book I’ve read, and I’m glad I did, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. McGregor tells an excellent tale of crime and magic interwoven through portals of our world and the Zephyri world of many a strange and marvellous creature. Indulging us in Greek Mythology along the way, not only does she create a whole new world within our own, but she feeds it a history to run parallel given it credence and sustainability. The lead character, Chevy, is a great protagonist, who likes to think she’s streetwise and hard as nails, but is really still quite a fragile little girl. At first I thought this was a misgiving of the writer and I got quite annoyed with the childishness of the character, but as the story developed you see this is the way she is meant to be. She is a twenty one year old who thinks she knows everything and soon realises she doesn’t, just like every other twenty-one year old the planet. this actually made the character much more believing. The Tsai, Eryx, is a fascinating character that constantly has you asking questions about who is, where he came form, and why does he feel the need to protect this young woman whom he has only just met? Keegan the Vampire, I felt was a little tame for a vampire, but I did love that he was Scottish and the writer did her best to portray the effect of his accent. At first I wondered why she had chosen Scottish, and then it was apparent that all the Zephyri creatures are very, very old, much older than America’s settlement 400 years ago, and so would all have had histories in other parts of the world, and with Greek mythology playing the greatest part, European ancestry again delivers believability to this fantastical history. My favourite character though has to be the computer whizz pixie, How much do I wish I had one them as friend to fly around with me. The story has a great flow to it, there are some parts that can cause confusion, especially when we are suddenly thrown into a dream, but the explanations come very quickly as to what is happening. The story is very well written and edited greatly. Although it is rounded off nicely at the end, it leaves a cliff hanger so that you are eager to go out and get the next book in the series to see what will happen next.
  • Truth's Evil Light on June 01, 2013

    This is the first urban Fantasy book I’ve read, and I’m glad I did, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. McGregor tells an excellent tale of crime and magic interwoven through portals of our world and the Zephyri world of many a strange and marvellous creature. Indulging us in Greek Mythology along the way, not only does she create a whole new world within our own, but she feeds it a history to run parallel given it credence and sustainability. The lead character, Chevy, is a great protagonist, who likes to think she’s streetwise and hard as nails, but is really still quite a fragile little girl. At first I thought this was a misgiving of the writer and I got quite annoyed with the childishness of the character, but as the story developed you see this is the way she is meant to be. She is a twenty one year old who thinks she knows everything and soon realises she doesn’t, just like every other twenty-one year old the planet. this actually made the character much more believing. The Tsai, Eryx, is a fascinating character that constantly has you asking questions about who is, where he came form, and why does he feel the need to protect this young woman whom he has only just met? Keegan the Vampire, I felt was a little tame for a vampire, but I did love that he was Scottish and the writer did her best to portray the effect of his accent. At first I wondered why she had chosen Scottish, and then it was apparent that all the Zephyri creatures are very, very old, much older than America’s settlement 400 years ago, and so would all have had histories in other parts of the world, and with Greek mythology playing the greatest part, European ancestry again delivers believability to this fantastical history. My favourite character though has to be the computer whizz pixie, How much do I wish I had one them as friend to fly around with me. The story has a great flow to it, there are some parts that can cause confusion, especially when we are suddenly thrown into a dream, but the explanations come very quickly as to what is happening. The story is very well written and edited greatly. Although it is rounded off nicely at the end, it leaves a cliff hanger so that you are eager to go out and get the next book in the series to see what will happen next.