Born in 1971, Steve Cole grew up in rural Bedfordshire in the UK. He loved reading and writing stories as a child, although at school his teachers often despaired of him one of them banned him from her English lessons, which enhanced his reputation to no end.
While he still enjoys writing almost anything from novels to articles to songs to puzzles he has found his real love is for creating children's books. He is the author of the popular Wereling trilogy and Thieves Like Us, among other fiction and non-fiction titles. The Hunting: Z. Rex is his first book for Philomel.
When he's not writing books, Steve likes to spend time with his young children, make music and eat hamburgers.