Steve Catto

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RL Stevenson, Conan Doyle, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman

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Steve Catto is an old man, or at least that’s what it says on his birth certificate. He was born in Yorkshire, but his parents took him to Australia when he was six years old and he grew up there, sometimes racing cars across the desert.

He was never very good at school, but the one thing he did learn was how to learn, and he started writing programs for the computer at the local university, much to the disdain of his teachers who told him that he would ‘never make a living out of that rubbish’. In his late teens he returned to the UK, and his parents followed him – which wasn’t what he wanted because he was hoping to get away from them.

His first proper job was in the computer department of an infamous Oxford publishing company,
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Steve Catto Yes he will. That means technology works in this world, so it's not broken like the world in which 'Snowflakes' is set.
Steve Catto I don't often get stuck completely. What tends to happen is that I'll sometimes reach a point where I want to explain something and I can't get it to…moreI don't often get stuck completely. What tends to happen is that I'll sometimes reach a point where I want to explain something and I can't get it to work properly or it doesn't sound right, so what I'll do is to leave that bit, highlight it in red, and then go on to write something later on in the book. When I come back to it I'll re-read the run-up to it, and I can usually deal with the bit that was troubling me before. If all else fails, I'll sleep on it, and likely as not, I'll wake up in the night and know what needs to be done.(less)
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Crystal Gazing

Here’s a little comedy sketch I wrote in Monty Python style. I’ve started writing a few short stories in between work on the audiobook and sequel to Snowflakes, but I do get the odd strange idea that’s just a bit of fun...

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Despite my autocorrect insisting on calling you a very rude name I have persevered with my task and finally managed to persuade it to leave my writing intact for long enough to put my thoughts into words.

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