Steve Robinson was born in coastal Kent, UK, and now lives near London on the Essex/Hertfordshire border. His passion for writing began at the age of sixteen when he was first published in a computer adventure magazine and he has been writing by way of a creative hobby ever since. When a career in software and telecommunications ended in redundancy, he began to write full time. In the Blood, his debut novel, was the result.
I write for the mystery/thriller genre with a family history angle, having become interested in genealogy as a means to tell the story of 'In the Blood' and perhaps because at the time I had no idea who my own maternal grandfather was - which is something that has always intrigued me. He was an American GI billeted in England during the second world war. A few years after the war ended he went back to America leaving a young family behind and to my knowledge no further contact was made. I traced him to Los Angeles through his 1943 enlistment record and discovered that he was born in Arkansas, but at the time I knew very little else about him. Perhaps this is also why my lead character is an American genealogist.
Update: In August 2012, following correspondence with an amateur genealogist in Maine, who initially contacted me to say that she had enjoyed my books, I learnt more about my maternal grandfather and my wider American family. I hope to document that story on my website in the future.
If you would like to contact me, I'd love to hear from you. You can email me at email@example.com or visit my website www.steve-robinson.me. [retrieved 3/11/13 from Amazon.com]