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Steve Cole

Born in 1971, Steve Cole spent a happy childhood in rural Bedfordshire being loud and aspiring to amuse. He liked books, and so went to the University of East Anglia to read more of them. Later on he started writing them too, with titles ranging from pre-school poetry to Young Adult thrillers (with more TV and film tie-ins than he cares to admit to along the way).

In other careers, he has been the editor of Noddy magazine, the voice of a Dalek and an editor of fiction and non-fiction book titles for various publishers.

He is the author of the popular Astrosaurs and Cows in Action series as well as the Z-Rex books and a number of stand-alone titles, including Magic Ink and Aliens Stink.

Steve Cole

Did you always want to be a writer?

Would you recommend a career in publishing?


How did you get your first book published?

How does being an author compare with other jobs?


Should an author write about what they know?

Why did you write Alien Stink?


Do you plan your stories before you write them?

Advice for young writers


How did you become the next Young Bond author?

The Aliens Stink song


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