Dugald Steer - Author Picture

Dugald Steer - Author

Dugald A. Steer was born in 1965 and lives in Surrey. His love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol University where he was an avid contributor to the Poetry Society Magazine. After stints working for Friends of the Earth and the Duchy of Lancaster Office, Dugald trained to teach English and spent the next five years in Spain, living in Galicia and Andalucia, writing in his spare time.

Dugald Steer now works as a freelance author for Templar Publishing, for whom he worked as an inhouse writer and editor for ten years. He has written a large number of books, including Mythical Mazes, Scary Fairies, An Accidental Christmas, Just One More Story and The Night Tiger among others. He has also made contributions to many of Templar’s best known series’, including Maurice Pledger’s Peek and Find series, and Derek Matthews’ highly successful Happy Snappy® series, for which he has written many books. He has edited many other books, has created Picture This... and Alphabet with Alison Jay and has also written The Toys’ Easter Surprise and the Little Mouse series. Dugald has wrote the handbook How to Be a Knight which he recently followed up with How to be an Explorer. Dugald Steer is the author of the hugely successful Ology™ series that includes Dragonology™ and Monsterology™ (writing as Dr. Ernest Drake), Egyptology (as Emily Sands), Wizardology™ (as the wizard Merlin!), Pirateology™ (as Capt. William Lubber) and Mythology (as Lady Hestia Evans), as well as the Ology™ handbooks, model packs, field guides and the Dragonology™ Pocket Adventures. After the success of The Dragon’s Eye, Dug is working on the forthcoming second novel in The Dragonology™ Chronicles – The Dragon Diary, as well as the top-secret seventh title in the Ology series!

‘In the library with Dugald Steer’ - quick fire questions and answers from the author of the Ology books

The Hobbit, by JRR Tollkien

The [insert the name of your diet plan here] plan diet

An Instance of the Fingerpost, by Iain Pears

Far too long a list. For modern children’s writers, try Jaqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Daniel Handler, Jonathan Storud, Michael Morpurgo, Anthony Horowitz, Karl Hiaasen, Marcus Sedgwick and that nice Potter lady

Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Thousand Nights and a Night, by Unknown

Three authors: Michael Moorcock, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis

In the morning

Merlin, from Thomas Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur

Sir Francis Bacon aka William Shakespeare

Honorificabilitudinitatibus

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The Dragon's Apprentice
Dugald Steer - illustrated by Douglas Carrel
Full of excitement, this third instalment of the thrilling Dragonology Chronicles captures all the action as the young dragonologists Beatrice and Daniel as they fight to rescue their young dragon chick Torcher from the sinister organisation, Dragonsbane. Daniel and Beatrice...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2011
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The Dragonology Chronicles (Vol II): The Dragon's Diary
Dugald Steer
The dragonological adventure continues in this eagerly-awaited second instalment of The Dragonology Chronicles. An illness has spread among the dragons and Daniel and Beatrice must deliver a strange book to Dr. Drake so that the cure that lies therein can...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2010
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Drake's Comprehensive Compendium of Dragonology
Dugald Steer
From the creators of the worldwide bestseller Dragonology comes the essential resource for all fans of dragons. There's a lifetime of knowledge within the pages of this book from the past-master of dragons. There's a guide to species of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2009
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The Dragonology Chronicles (Vol II): The Dragon's Diary
Dugald Steer
The dragonological adventure continues in this eagerly-awaited second instalment of The Dragonology Chronicles. An illness has spread among the dragons and Daniel and Beatrice must deliver a strange book to Dr. Drake so that the cure that lies therein can...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2009
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Spyology
Dugald Steer
Spying is a natural for an ‘ology' approach. The story of Spencer Blake, a British spy working with Russian and American partners to track down a criminal gang, is a gripping one. The mission it covers involves travelling from Scotland...
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/11/2008
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Dragonology: Frost Dragon
Dugald Steer
Inventive and imaginative, this pack is fun to read and make. It introduces the elusive Frost Dragon, a little known species among some more familiar names. Acquiring knowledge of this curious creature is fun while the additional model pack gives...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2008
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Dr Drake's Collectors Library
Dugald Steer
A handsome production of two fabulous ‘ology' titles together in one slip case. A look behind the scenes of a world of unusual and unexpected monsters in Monsterology is combined with a rare insight into the scary and magical world...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2008
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Monsterology
Dugald Steer
This book reveals the study of those supposedly mythical beasts that inhabit our world, from manticores and unicorns to gryphons, centaurs and sea serpents. With an array of gems, booklets and interactive activity together with wonderful stories this is a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2008
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Field Guide To Dragons
Dugald Steer
This is a must-have reference guide for any keen Dragonologist. It's a book that will provide hours of pleasure and entertainment between parent and child as the evenings draw in. Templar is a small publisher with big ideas and this...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2007
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Pirateology Handbook
Dugald Steer
Packed full of hardy seafaring wisdom you'll progress through the ranks from cabin boy to pirate captain with suggestions for how to spend your off-watch hours on board a pirate ship as told by the pirate of all pirates, captain...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2007
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Mythology
Dugald Steer
Enormous in its scope and in the wealth of information it offers, Mythology is a treasure trove of fact and fiction which, taken together, brings the mythology of Ancient Greece powerfully to life. Open flaps to reveal fascinating snippets of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2007
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Wonders of Egypt: A Course in Egyptology
Dugald Steer
A jewel of a book , covering everything a child could want to know about Ancient Egypt with a host of fun activities and stickers to keep the readers spellbound.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2007
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A Guide to Wizards Of The World
Dugald Steer
What a great way to discover the lore of wizards from the four corners of the Earth, from the knowledge of ancient European masters to the wisdom of mysterious Arabian sages, with the redoubtable Merlin as your guide. You can...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2007
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The Apprentice's Handbook: A Course in Wizardology
Dugald Steer
Become a young wizard apprentice and learn much magical and mythical lore, read legends associated with Merlin, your teacher and with other famous wizards. Twenty four lessons within the covers will give you hours of entertainment and magical learning. Why...
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Format: Spiral Bound | Released 11/09/2006
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Pirateology
Dugald Steer
Stunningly produced, Pirateology is a treasure trove of information, packed with everything you could want to know about pirates. It's definitely an adventure not to be missed. Every page of the book is crammed...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/07/2006
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Tracking And Taming Dragons
Dugald Steer
This dragon pack is a collector's delight and will give all budding dragonologists all the knowledge they need to get out on the trail of their favourite beasts from catching, tracking and taming techniques to dragon habitats. It also comes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2006
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Tracking and Taming Wild Dragons
Dugald Steer
This dragon pack is a collector's delight and will give all budding dragonologists all the knowledge they need to get out on the trail of their favourite beasts from catching, tracking and taming techniques to dragon habitats. It also comes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2006
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Wizardology
Dugald Steer
Much, much more than a book, this is an unforgettable experience in everything anyone could possibly dream up about wizards and their world. Inventive in every dimension from the basic idea of being ‘a true account of wizards, their ways...
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Format: Hardback | Released 15/09/2005
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Working With Dragons
Dugald Steer
This is an absolutely brilliant follow-up to the hugely inspirational Dragonology. It's a great way to learn more about the ways of dragons and test your skills as an amateur dragonologist. Much more than a book, it's a total experience...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2005
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Egyptology
Dugald Steer
Egyptology is a fascinating guide to Ancient Egypt providing an exciting, narrative exploration of real – and not so real - subjects. Every page is crammed full of fascinating facts told in interesting and different ways. Open flaps, lift out...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2004
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Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons
Dugald Steer
Dragonology was the start of the worldwide Ology phenomenon and has spawned many a book both about dragons but also pirates, Egypt, wizards, mythology and now monsters. Why not take a look at other dragonology titles such as...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2003
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