Steve was 5 years old when he saw Star Wars for the first time during its first UK cinema release. He considers himself a first-generation Star Wars fan and in his own words is a 'Child of 77'.
With no new films on the horizon, he moved on from Star Wars around the age of 15 to pursue other interests. Then in 1991 a newly released book on the shelf of WH Smith caught his attention and the circle was complete. That book was the expanded universe novel by Timothy Zahn; 'Heir to the Empire'. The Star Wars candle was relit and then in 1995 with the release of the POTF2 figures, petrol was thrown on that candle, which over the last 20+ years has now become an out of control raging forest fire once more. He is a collector of comics, novels, books, figures, LEGO and a myriad of other items and boasts a collection of all 'Legends' era and original novels as first editions in his collection.
In 2016 Steve met up for a chat with Mark Newbold (Former Daily Content Manager) at Star Wars Celebration Europe in London and was invited to write some guest articles. From there, he applied to join the Literature team in 2017 and was recruited as a full-time member of the Comic Review team.
During the recent change over in Jedi News personnel, Steve was asked to take on the role of Literature Editor by James Burns. This was an offer he couldn’t refuse and he duly accepted. Steve is looking to provide high quality content for our readers, but he also wants to help expand Jedi News with innovative ideas and would like to hear your thoughts and ideas for improving the site in general, but especially the literature section.
Your feedback is always welcome, so please feel free to contact Steve via email or the usual Social Media platforms.