Steve Couch - About the author

Steve Couch - About the author

Steve Couch lives in Bournemouth with his wife and two sons, having been born and brought up in Orpington, Kent. In between Orpington and Bournemouth, Steve was a student at Stirling University and had spells living in Thame, Bristol, Watford and both North and South London.

After completing his English degree, Steve was a full-time Youth Worker for nine years at a number of Anglican churches, before moving into writing and editing with the Damaris Trust, an educational charity based in Southampton. During his time with Damaris Steve enjoyed being paid for watching lots of films, and started writing fiction for the first time.

On leaving Damaris Steve went freelance as a writer and editor, while continuing to write fiction. More recently he added a new string to his bow, turning another hobby into a job by working as a football coach for Foundation Sports, going into local primary schools to lead lunchtime and after-school clubs. Since January 2022, Steve has also been club coach at MAN v FAT Bournemouth, helping men to make positive lifestyle changes and lose weight while enjoying football and friendship.

Steve shares a birthday with Nick Hornby, the Football League and Paul McCartney’s first solo LP. He is a mediocre blues harmonica player and a four-time winner of Tea Time Theme Time on BBC 6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie show.