Stevie’s debut novel ‘Mind Games’ was self-published in October 2013 and took her 30 years to write. A London agency debated representation, but after a long, agonising week’s wait for Stevie she found out that unfortunately the agency had decided not to go ahead. However, she now had the writing bug big time! Stories started filling her head based on news items she had read and life experiences she had undergone, and she could not wait to get them down on paper.
Her second book ‘The Pilates Class’ was a light-hearted, humorous read, giving way to the more serious suspense/ thriller ‘A House Without Windows’, which won a New Apple Book Award in 2014, a Readers’ Favorite Gold Award in 2015, and was considered for filming by DeCoder Media. After writing ‘Lily’, a short historical fiction story, then came the suspense /thriller ‘For the Sake of a Child’, the screenplay of which won a silver award in the 2017 Depth of Field International Film Festival.
As of 2020, Stevie has now published 11 novels, 9 novellas, and 18 short stories. She lives in the East of England with her husband.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in East London and was fortunate enough to attend an excellent primary school. The Headmistress at the time encouraged creative writing, and I flourished. I won an inter-schools' writing competition aged 11, and remember receiving a certificate in front of the whole school. This of course spurred me on to write further. I still have the certificate, albeit a little yellowed and frayed around the edges.....