Steve Atkinson


Stephen Atkinson, was a Fleet Street reporter on the Daily Mirror in London for 27 years. He has also been a sub-editor, news editor and deputy editor and a writer on a leading American magazine, then based in Florida. He briefly served as a New York correspondent for a major UK title. Now retired, freed from deadlines and editors, he enjoys writing fiction, playing guitar and fishing for mackerel and tin cans from an old boat. He lives by the sea with his lovely partner Jan in Sussex, England, and is a proud father of Amy, Emily and Michael.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I travelled around England a little when I was very young which opened my eyes to different perspectives. Even a small country like England has amazing diversity county to county. In my middle to late teenage years I left home to live in London. It was the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and places like Notting Hill, Kensington and Chelsea were really alive. As a young reporter on the ‘Kensington and Chelsea Post’ I was bang in the middle of all the excitement. There was plenty to inspire.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first stories when I was about eleven having already decided I wanted to be either a writer or a long-distance lorry driver. One tale was about a couple of ghostly medieval knights fighting on a castle battlements and the other a first-person war story in which the hero dies. “How can you tell the story if you’re dead?” asked my teacher, not unreasonably. I learned to watch my writing closely.
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Where to buy in print


Reflections in a Hubcap
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,300. Language: British English. Published: July 28, 2014 by David Vernon. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Master story-teller, Steve Atkinson, showcases twenty-three of his best short stories in this clever anthology. Some of these tales are whimsically autobiographical while others visit the dark and murky places of the human mind. All are beautifully crafted and leave the reader with a thirst for more.

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anthology    horror    humour    memoir    romance    short stories