Steve Barlow is the taller half of the 2 Steves. He lives in Somerset and likes walking, sailing, reading, listening to music and shouting at politicians on the telly. He was born in the small town of Crewe in the UK. He was taught at the local grammar school, then Warwick University and Nottingham University. He has worked at various times as a teacher, actor, stage manager and puppeteer. For several years he taught in Botswana, where a valid excuse for students not handing in their homework was 'A goat ate it, sir!'. On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore. Since then the 2 Steves have written over 200 books for young people including the Dragonsdale saga, Action Dogs and the ever-popular I Hero series. They also perform at festivals and in schools and libraries throughout the world, where their shows are described as “Hilarious… brilliant… and mad”!
To find out more about Steve Barlow and “THE 2 STEVES”, visit their website at www.the2steves.net