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Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore - Author

About the Author

Steve Barlow is not Steve Barlow's real name. His real name is Steve Lowe, but he couldn't be Steve Lowe because playwright Stephen Lowe is already Steve Lowe, though his real name is Stephen Wright, but he couldn't be Wright because Steven Wright was already Steven Wright, so Stephen Wright had to change his name to Stephen Lowe; so Steve Lowe couldn't be Steve Lowe because Stephen Wright was already Stephen Lowe because Steven Wright was Steven Wright so Steve Lowe changed his name to Steve Barlow, all on account of Stephen Wright. Right?

Why Barlow? 'Cos it's his mum's maiden name. Aaaaah!

Steve Barlow was born in Britain (in Crewe, in the county of Cheshire). He went to Brierley Street School, which was like Bash Street only not as sophisticated, then to Crewe County Grammar School for Boys (and what kind of school feels the need, in its name, to remind its pupils what gender they are? Hmmm?). He went on to study at Warwick University and Nottingham University, and worked at various times as a teacher, actor, stage manager and puppeteer. Then he went to teach in Botswana, where a valid excuse for students not handing in their homework was 'A goat ate it, sir!'. On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore, and the rest is hysteria.

Steve Barlow lives in Somerset with his wife Cathy, daughter Amy and son Robbie. He likes walking, sailing, reading, listening to music and shouting at politicians on the telly.

Steve Skidmore is shorter than Steve Barlow and less hairy. He was born in Birstall near Leicester in England. After managing to pass some exams at school, he went on to Nottingham University to supposedly read English, but spent most of his time playing sport and doing a variety of summer jobs including counting pastry pie lids (yes, really).

He trained as a teacher of Drama, English and Film studies, before teaming up with Steve Barlow to become a full time author.

He lives in Leicester and is a great rugby fan (he supports Leicester Tigers - "Come on you Tiiiiigeeeers!")

Featured books by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

Other books by Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Poisonous Plans of Professor Weird

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Poisonous Plans of Professor Weird

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Take on the role of a shape-shifting MEGAHERO in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. You and your mega-computer sidekick, PAL, must save the world from Professor Weird - a brilliant scientist who has decided he wants to rid the world of YOU. The evil genius can concoct almost anything in his mobile lab - can you possibly morph into the right shapes to avoid his knockout gas?? Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (AKA the 2STEVES) and illustrated by the hilarious Pipi Sposito. Reading age from 7 to 9 years old. Interest range from 7 to 12 years old - suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association on off-white paper. Read and laugh along with the whole series! October 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: Sushi Man - 9781445169477 I HERO: MegaHero: Professor Weird - 9781445170039 November 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: DinaSaw - 9781445170084 I HERO: MegaHero: Miss Take - 9781445170091 December 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: MegaBite - 9781445170121 I HERO: MegaHero: Queen of Hearts - 9781445170152

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Slippery Schemes of Sushi Man

EDGE: I HERO: Megahero: The Slippery Schemes of Sushi Man

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Take on the role of a shape-shifting MEGAHERO in this fully interactive, wacky, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. You and your mega-computer sidekick, PAL, must save the world from Sushi Man and his own sidekick, Wasabi Boy. This evil duo has started poisoning and controlling the population. Can you possibly morph into the right shapes to take down this out-of-control pair of baddies?? Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (AKA the 2STEVES) and illustrated by the hilarious Pipi Sposito. Reading age from 7 to 9 years old. Interest range from 7 to 12 years old - suitable for reluctant readers and less confident older readers. Printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association on off-white paper. Read and laugh along with the whole series! October 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: Sushi Man - 9781445169477 I HERO: MegaHero: Professor Weird - 9781445170039 November 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: DinaSaw - 9781445170084 I HERO: MegaHero: Miss Take - 9781445170091 December 2020 I HERO: MegaHero: MegaBite - 9781445170121 I HERO: MegaHero: Queen of Hearts - 9781445170152

EDGE: Galaxy Warriors: Space Pirates

EDGE: Galaxy Warriors: Space Pirates

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Join the intrepid Galaxy Warriors Jet, Tip and Boo Hoo on their quest to save the universe from destructive baddies Lord and Lady Evil and Dr Y. In Space Pirates, Jet and Tip get a new command from Master Control to intercept some precious cargo. It's time to become space pirates! From the authors of I HERO, these intergalactic adventures combine graphic novel and prose, perfectly pitched to engage both older reluctant readers and younger, confident readers. Each title is book banded (book band Orange 6) and is printed using a dyslexia-friendly font on an off-white background. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: Galaxy Warriors: Galaxy Football Cup

EDGE: Galaxy Warriors: Galaxy Football Cup

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Join the intrepid Galaxy Warriors Jet, Tip and Boo Hoo on their quest to save the universe from destructive baddies Lord and Lady Evil and Dr Y. In Galaxy Football Cup, Tip can't believe his luck when he myseriously wins tickets to see his favourite team in the cup final. But there's a surprise in store ... From the authors of I HERO, these intergalactic adventures combine graphic novel and prose, perfectly pitched to engage both older reluctant readers and younger, confident readers. Each title is book banded (book band Orange 6) and is printed using a dyslexia-friendly font on an off-white background. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

EDGE: I HERO: Monster Hunter: Robot

EDGE: I HERO: Monster Hunter: Robot

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2020

Exciting, monster-based, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story in which YOU are the hero Take on the role of the Monster Hunter in this fully interactive, flick-through-the pages, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are the Monster Hunter, fighter of evil half-men-half-robots and protector of the living! When your services are needed, will you answer the call? You decide... In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Reading Age 6-8 years, Interest Range 7-10 years and printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves).

EDGE: I HERO: Monster Hunter: Yeti

EDGE: I HERO: Monster Hunter: Yeti

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2020

Exciting, monster-based, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story in which YOU are the hero Take on the role of the Monster Hunter in this fully interactive, flick-through-the pages, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are the Monster Hunter, fighter of yetis and protector of the people! When your services are needed, will you answer the call? You decide... In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Reading Age 6-8 years, Interest Range 7-10 years and printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves).

EDGE: I HERO: Monster Hunter: Mummy

EDGE: I HERO: Monster Hunter: Mummy

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2020

Exciting, monster-based, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story in which YOU are the hero Take on the role of the Monster Hunter in this fully interactive, flick-through-the pages, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are the Monster Hunter, fighter of deadly mummies and protector of the living! When your services are needed, will you answer the call? You decide... In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Reading Age 6-8 years, Interest Range 7-10 years and printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves).

EDGE: I HERO: Monster Hunter: Demon

EDGE: I HERO: Monster Hunter: Demon

Author: Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2020

Exciting, monster-based, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story in which YOU are the hero! Take on the role of the Monster Hunter in this fully interactive, flick-through-the pages, choose-your-own-destiny adventure story. YOU are the Monster Hunter, fighter of demons and protector of the living! When your services are needed, will you answer the call? You decide... In each adventure the reader makes a choice that affects how the story progresses - it really is 'decide-your-own-destiny! Reading Age 6-8 years, Interest Range 7-10 years and printed using a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association Written by the award-winning duo Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (more commonly known as the 2Steves).

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