I am a teacher and writer living in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. My first collection of short stories, 'Being Normal' was published by Tonto Books in 2008. Since then I have been tinkering with novels and continuing to work with the short story form. My writing has appeared in various anthologies, the latest being 'Root' (Iron Press, 2013).
Stephen Shieber in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1982 as a child in Cheshire.
What do you love about short stories?They give us a chance to walk in so many different people's shoes.
Do you write in other forms?Always chasing that three novel deal!
What distracts you from writing?Work. Nowhere near to giving up the day job.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?I love to travel, collect antiques and read.
What is your favourite book?A Small Good Thing by Raymond Carver.
Who are your favourite writers?Raymond Carver, Daphne Du Maurier and Kate Atkinson.
Where is your dream location?Seville, on a warm autumn day with a glass of manzanilla in my hand.
What one item would you put into Room 101?Parents who give their children ridiculous names.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Don't give up.
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