Stephen Morley


Stephen Morley lives and works in the South of England. He has published three novels in recent years, but has been writing and composing for over forty years.

Stephen says: “Music and the British countryside have always been strong influences in my life and I brought them together in my novel Moses Trod. I know all the areas described in my books and much of my work is inspired by the places I see in long walks across the British countryside. Particularly, I love the many paths that traverse the wild hills and valleys of north eastern England, the location for my latest novel, Cliffington.”

Stephen is also an enthusiastic musician and songwriter, with a love of folk instruments, especially guitars. He comments: “I believe that music crosses boundaries and joins people wherever they live and whatever their beliefs.”

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am spending time working on getting my new book Cliffington to market as a printed book alongside the ebook. Once I have completed that, I will be starting on my next project, which is likely to be a recording project.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have always enjoyed 'traditional' authors - Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, the Bronte sisters; but I also like more modern and perhaps more challenging authors such as Doris Lessing, Thomas Mann, even Philip Pullman. I greatly enjoy poetry and wish that it was more widely appreciated. There are so many fine poets from across the centuries, from Benn Gunn to Sylvia Plath, from Edward Thomas to Marianne Moore.
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Where to find Stephen Morley online

Twitter: Exoddy

Where to buy in print


Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 410,240. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Cliffington, on the remote north-eastern coast, looks like a rural idyll but is not immune to the events of the world. Distant wars bring distress and destruction. A story of trial and obsession, of love and hope, Cliffington reveals the strength and frailties of the people and tests their community to the edge of failure. While always, close at hand, the sea rolls on relentless.
The Follower
Price: Free! Words: 82,500. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The Follower is a tale of mystery and adventure. Harry and Crystal travel together from the Big City to Erebos encountering the Big City Gang, the Lords of the Double-Cross and the secrets of Erebos. All the while the Follower lurks close behind.
Moses Trod
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 225,060. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A drama of contrasts where two generations intertwine through the life of one man, encountering music, wealth, women, artists, good times and bad as he struggles to come to terms with life and love, always meaning to leave the world a better place. Beneath this fast flowing story lies Moses, a tramp who wanders the streets and hills. 'It was the hills that made him...'

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