Stephen Moore would much rather be writing books than writing about himself, but here goes:

Stephen Moore hand on chinI’m a writer of fantasy fiction and author of GRAYNELORE. My first fantasy novel for grown-ups. (Published by HarperVoyager in paperback and ebook.)

That said, I’ve been a published author since the mid 1990’s, having already written several acclaimed, and well received fantasy books for older children and young adults. These include, among others, TOOTH AND CLAW, SPILLING THE MAGIC and FAY. (Published by, Crossroad Press.)

I live with my family in the North East of England. It’s my favourite place, and a land I never tire of exploring: a beautiful landscape, full of ancient Roman history, fantastic medieval castles and remnants of the infamous Border Reivers.

A long time ago, before I discovered the magic of storytelling, I was an exhibition designer and I have fond memories of working in the strange old world of museums. Particularly York Castle Museum, and the Wordsworth Museum at Dove Cottage, in Grasmere. Sometimes I can still be found in auction houses pawing over old relics!

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I’ve shared my home with several of the animals that frequent my books, though not the flying pigs or foul-smelling brugan. I love art and books, old and new. I’m into rock music and movies and history and RPG video games! But mostly I like to write, where I get to create and explore my own worlds.

If pushed very hard to name my favourite book of all time, I’d have to say: it’s a dead heat between, Robert Westall’s The Machine Gunners and Robert Louis Stephenson’s Treasure Island (the first book to inspire me as a child).

Maybe, my own books are OK too?