Steve Barlow was born in Crewe but now lives in Somerset with his wife and cats. After working as a puppeteer, refuse collector and laundry-van driver, he became a teacher of performing arts, before turning to full-time writing. With Steve Skidmore, he formed one of Britain's most popular writing double-acts for young people, and performs regularly in schools and libraries. (If you haven't seen them in action, you definitely should.) To visit the 2 Steves website click here
"The Two Steves know what reluctant readers need and deliver" The T.E.S."