Stephen Howard is a British novelist and short story writer born and raised in Manchester, England. He was always an avid reader but finally decided that, aged twenty, perhaps he too could write stories people may enjoy. This eventually led to the self-publication of his first novel, Beyond Misty Mountain (2013), inspired by an enduring love of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.
Since then Stephen has completed his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Creative Writing with the Open University, gaining First Class Honours, alongside full-time employment working in marketing, then in elderly care, before settling into local government administration. During this period Stephen has had short stories published on The Flash Fiction Press and in the Tigershark Publishing ezine.
Stephen's first collection of short fiction, Condemned To Be, was published in 2019 through Amazon.
Outside of writing, Stephen supports Manchester United and tries to get to Old Trafford when he can, though he does enjoy watching the match in the pub. He can also be found taking pub quizzes too seriously somewhere in the Urmston area – you may even have caught his brief appearance on Mastermind in 2017.