Steve Voake is the award-winning author of several YA novels including The Dreamwalker’s Child, The Starlight Conspiracy and Blood Hunters (Faber & Faber). He has also written several series for younger readers including Daisy Dawson, Hooey Higgins and Maxwell Mutt (Walker Books). Insect Detective was awarded Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Children’s Book by the English Association. Steve is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and a regular tutor for the Arvon Foundation. He has taught a writing master class for the Guardian and was long listed for the University of Canberra’s International Poetry Prize in 2016.
Before writing his first novel, Steve was headteacher of a primary school in Somerset.