Steven Williams


Steve Williams was born in the small town of Aberdare in the South Wales valleys quite some time ago. Encouraged by his mother, herself a prolific reader, he began reading at a young age, and long before his teens was a lover of all things science fiction.
At some point in his early teens he was introduced to Tolkien, and thereafter his head would be found more often than not in a fantasy novel.
Steve attended Aberdare Boys Grammar school ( a big clue as to age) where he excelled, or at least did well, in maths and the sciences. In English language and literature he achieved a grade six at ‘O’ Level (another clue as to age) which anyone of a similar age will know is one level above a fail. He now fervently hopes that his appalling childhood grades are not readily apparent in his current work.
Steve has been a paperboy, a labourer in both a Brickworks and a Dairy, a Coal Mine Surveyor, all before he moved into his penultimate career in Information Technology, where his final role was that of the Technical Manager in a Data Warehouse. What on earth is a Technical Manager you may ask. Steve himself, two years retired from the role, has still not a clue – somewhere between general dog’s body and Jack of all trades was the nearest he got to an accurate description.
Up until his first novel, A Man Returned, Steve has written nothing but technical documents and emails, thousands upon thousands of emails – but that is now changing big time.
Steve lives in Staffordshire with his wife and childhood sweetheart, Pauline. They have two grown up sons and two wonderful grandchildren, Luke and Ella.
Besides writing, Steve’s hobbies are reading, badminton, an occasional walk around a gym, spending time with the grandchildren, and last but not least, making excuses for not going out shopping with the wife – writing comes in really handy there.
Steve is currently furiously at work on his second book in the Dark Light series – watch this space!

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
About three years ago. I'd had a story in my head for a very long time; a little bit of a daydream really. And then one evening I began to put my thoughts down in words, and was immediately hooked. The story itself changed beyond all recognition from those first few pages, and went on to eventually become 'A Man returned'.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Albie's Tale - sort of an Alice, or should I say Albie, in wonderland. Set in a modern day coal mine, Albie comes across some old mine workings and after a little exploration finds himself somewhere else, somewhere magical and wonderful.
Read more of this interview.


Albie's Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Fae, Giants, Imps and Warlocks, not to mention the obligatory murderous villain in the form of Jimmy Blackhand, all thrown together in a tale of good versus evil in a world where fantasy, dreams and reality collide… and belief is the only hope.
A Man Returned (Dark Light Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,080. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
David, a man taken. A man beaten, tortured and horrifically changed. An empty man, a soulless man – a bringer of death. David, a man returned.
My Mother's Diary: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A short story of loss, grief and a guild-ridden son's hope filled dream.

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