StephenAryan6I’m a lifelong fan of fantasy and science fiction. It started with The Hobbit, The Belgariad, the Earthsea books, the Shannara books, DragonLance and then David Gemmell, who was a huge influence on me.

For most of that time I’ve also been reading comics. It began with superhero comics from DC and Marvel, but now I read comics across many genres from many publishers.

I’m a writer and podcaster. I’ve previously written a comic book column and comic book reviews for Tor.com, developed intellectual property into comic book pitches for a media company, and self published a superhero comic. Since 2007 I have been co-hosting a comics and geek culture podcast. We recently renamed ourselves, Grouchy Old Geeks and rebooted our numbers. I have also spoken on panels at comic book conventions about comics and podcasting. I’m also working on several comic book projects.

I live in the UK in the West Midlands with my partner and two cats.  I’m an ageing  podcaster, lapsed gamer and wannabe forest ranger, and when not extolling the virtues of Babylon 5, you can find me drinking real ale, watching genre TV and reading comics.

I am represented by Juliet Mushens of Caskie Mushens agency.

You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads.