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Steve Merrifield is a writer of mystery and horror fiction. He takes his inspiration for writing from the work of James Herbert, Shaun Hutson and Clive Barker, and credits Gothic horror episodes of 70s ‘Doctor Who’ and cult TV such as ‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’, and ‘Twin Peaks’; and classic horror movies as feed for his imagination.


While most of his novels have been dark contemporary stories, his interest in Victorian history led to his historical crime and horror series ‘The Darkwood Mysteries’.


Steve isn’t limited to dark fiction, and his work in social care, his training and experience in counselling, and his love for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has seen him explore the mysteries of the self in his self-help title, ‘Get Over It’. Steve plans to broaden his writing genres further through science fiction and romance.


He lives in the UK with his husband and their two cats. Being a self-confessed geek, he regularly indulges his inner child through modern board games, miniature painting, revisiting shows from his childhood, and enjoys modern anime, sci-fi, life’s mysteries, fantasy and supernatural horror.


Steve regularly shares updates on his projects and posts on his personal interests on social media.

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