Steve Howrie

Biography

I was born in Leicester, England, but spent most of my adult life in Scotland, where I was a member of Bute Writers group. The interaction, positive feedback and general creative atmosphere of the group both improved my writing and pushed me to become more prolific. (I would recommend joining a writers' group to any budding writer). During my time in Scotland, I put together a collection of short stories and penned a situation comedy about bagpipes and relationships ('The Pipes, the Pipes), which was staged by a local drama group on the Isle of Bute.

I have lived in China since 2008, and currently teach mathematics at an international school in Suzhou (a beautiful city close to Shanghai, which I highly recommend you visit if you ever come to China). I was a founder member of Suzhou Writers and Artists group and contributed to 'Letters from Suzhou', an anthology of writings published by the group.

My currently completed works are: 'Time Leap' (a time travel novel); 'Bucket and Broom in China' (a humorous diary); 'Bucket and Broom Tie the Knot'; and '44 Acorn Grove' (an anthology of short stories). These books are also available on Amazon's Kindle.

Apart from writing books, I play guitar and have written many songs, most of which have been performed in London, Scotland, and Suzhou. I am currently working on a new science fiction story. I believe that if you have the passion to do something creative, just go and do it! There is always an outlet for creativity in this World, and even if just one person's life has been touched by what you have written, then it's worth doing.

All the best from China,
Steve.

Where to find Steve Howrie online


Books

The Pipes, the Pipes!
Price: Free! Words: 7,010. Language: British English. Published: July 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
This is the story of bagpipe player Dan Hunter and his obsession with the bagpipes. In a world where playing the pipes equates with drug addition, he is shunned by his wife and friends and eventually travels to London, desperately looking for an outlet for his craving. He finds this in Sheila, a young Australian with a bagpipe obsession greater than his own. But is this what he really wants?
Letters from Suzhou
Price: Free! Words: 52,690. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This anthology was written by eight wonderfully creative expats living in Suzhou, China: Jacqueline Banki, Jessie Michael, Linn Birkeland Seim, Mark Critchley, Michael R. Davis, Sherri Younger, Simon Broom and Sybil Precious. We hope the book gives you the favour of the home-from-home we enjoyed for many years whilst members of Suzhou Writers and Artists Group. Enjoy!
Alien Virus
Price: Free! Words: 54,210. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When journalist Kevin Lee first meets retired academic Frank Peters and hears about an intelligent alien virus that has invaded the Earth, he is naturally very skeptical. However, when Peters is murdered, his skepticism soon turns to a real concern for the future of the planet and the survival of mankind.
44 Acorn Grove and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00)
An anthology of short stories from author Steve Howrie. Each of story has an unpredictable twist in the tale - see if you can spot them! The topics range from Murder and Mystery, to Horror, Humour, Love and Relationships, Despite the huge popularity of novels today, short stories remain a wonderful way to put across interesting and thought-provoking ideas in just a few pages. Enjoy!
Time Leap
Price: Free! Words: 62,220. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00)
How many of us have wished for the ability to travel through time? With such a power we could save loved ones from personal tragedy, prevent major World disasters and catch a glimpse of what the future holds in store for us. Joe Cooper has found such a power – and uses it. Together with his partner Niki Ling and Russian hit-man Smirnoff they embark on a series of mind-boggling adventures.
Bucket & Broom Tie the Knot
Price: Free! Words: 52,370. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The sequel to 'Bucket & Broom in China'. Julie is expecting her baby - but who is the father? Simon is driven from pillar to post whilst he tries to answer this question – stumbling across American journalist Sam James on the way. Falling in love with Sam, Simon is more confused than ever about his life - compounded by some very unexpected news from home. Does Anton have the answers?
Bucket & Broom in China
Price: Free! Words: 56,780. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A very funny, light-hearted fictional diary/blog, seen through the eyes of misfit twenty-something Simon Broom. After starting a microbiology course, Simon lands a English teaching job in Shanghai, China, and heads off on a life-changing adventure with quirky girlfriend Julie Bucket. The story covers eight months in the young couple's lives as they struggle to find themselves in an alien culture.

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