|Stephen Deas was born in Southeast England, in 1968, and mostly brought up in a town full of retired colonels. His early memories largely consist of running around building sites and being able to spell ‘colonel’ at an unusually early age. Like most people of that age, he took to making up imaginary friends to supplement his real ones. Unlike most people, he never stopped. Deas is the author of more than twenty novels covering fantasy (which he writes under his own name and as Nathan Hawke), crime (as SK Sharp), science fiction (as Sam Peters, or as Gavin Deas when co-authoring with Gavin Smith) and historical fiction (as SJ Deas). As well as his novel works, Deas is desperately trying to convince Netflix that what it really needs is a show centred on Irene Adler.
Aside from writing books, Deas has, at various times, been obsessed with mathematics, classical piano music, kung-fu, particle physics and Sid Meier’s Civilisation (the original). Anything that explodes is fascinating, rockets are irresistible, but those are genetic things and thus Not His Fault. He now lives in Essex with his wife and two boys where he continues to pretend to be other people, most frequently A Responsible Parent(TM).