Stephen began noting down his experiences in 2008 alongside weekly meetings with a psychologist. From these early meanderings grew a workable manuscript which, with hard work became ‘Echoes of Innocence - Survivor’. Initially written for himself and his family, he began to find the strength to face and work through the traumas of his past. With his wife suggesting that there was little literature of this nature on the market, Steve took a leap of faith. He decided in 2012 to produce a completed book with a view to helping other survivors, their families and to begin dispelling the myths and prejudice surrounding male rape. Stephen is married to Sue, and they have two beautiful daughters, a cat called Daisy and a dog named Ellie. He is a passionate supporter of his home town rugby league club, the Leeds Rhinos, loves fishing and is seldom seen without a book in his hand. He is presently unemployed after being made redundant in February 2013 but this does give him more time to write and Book Two, ‘Echoes of Innocence – Redemption’ will be available in Spring 2014. Stephen can be contacted on Facebook or at 1stephenhill1(at)gmail(dot)com.
Academically gifted and street wise Steve has survived years of family turmoil but has great hopes for the future. When he is raped by two men, everything he knows and values disintegrates. A ground breaking memoir by new author Stephen Hill, charting his own journey as he struggles to come to terms with his own rape experience and battling for his very existence.