SpineOut : August - September 2016
MEET THE AUTHOR Steven Herrick is an Australian author who writes poetry and verse novels. He also performs his poetry in schools and at festivals all over the country and overseas. Steven was born a Brissy boy (that’s Brisbane to those not in the know) on New Years Eve, 1958. While everyone celebrated the new year, his Mum was left holding the baby. He was good at English at school and also loved soccer. He spent every spare moment kicking a ball against the house, or trying to knock the branches off trees from 20 metres with a well-aimed right foot drive. He decided to concentrate on a life of soccer instead of education, so he failed Year 10. The principal suggested he not return for Year 11, so he didn't. So he headed out to work, while on the weekends continued to dream of soccer glory. After three years of hard work and no chance of making the FA Cup Final at Wembley, Steven decided to go back to school as an adult. This time he passed all his subjects and went to university! At uni he studied poetry. For a career he now writes novels and also writes and performs his poetry to enthusiastic audiences.
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