Stephen is an Australian-born television news and sports producer who swapped the TV studio for a writer’s garret overlooking the Tamaki Estuary in Auckland.
His debut novel Tugga’s Mob was inspired by his job as a tour guide on double-decker buses around Europe in the ‘80s. It was written nightly in a hundred different campsites, as Stephen and his wife spent 2016 travelling Europe in a seven-metre motorhome called Kwozzimoto.
The sequel, Boxed, is set mostly in Melbourne and country Victoria.
Kaikoura Rendezvous is the third in his Melbourne Spotlight mystery series, set mostly in New Zealand. Stephen says the freedom of fiction was a revelation after 40 years in journalism. The power to deal however he wants with evil and injustice is intoxicating; and the body count on the battered laptop in his attc is climbing.
Find Stephen at: stephenjohnsonauthor.com.