Steven A. McKay was born in Scotland in 1977. His first novel, Wolf’s Head, was published in 2013 and went on to be an Amazon UK top-twenty bestseller. Steven is currently researching and writing a brand-new tale set in post-Roman Britain. He plays lead guitar and sings in a heavy-metal band when they can find the time to meet.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to play with my children who are 3 and 9. When I get some time on my own I love playing guitar and writing my own music (from acoustic folk stuff to death metal). Most of my time recently has been spent researching my new book, The Druid.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first one I can remember was when I was about 13 and we were given the task of writing a short story in school. Mine was really silly and my friends loved it - it even had drawings to go with it. The teacher thought I should stop trying to be amusing all the time and take writing seriously. 20-odd years later I decided to follow his advice!
When a faithful friend goes missing from an English village it's up to an unlikely hero to find out what's happened in this action packed short story. “The Rescue” is part of the 100,000+ selling Forest Lord series.
"Once again Steven A. McKay delivers a story that, although short, hits like an arrow in the guts." - Stuart S. Laing, author of Jezebel's Chains