Voake, Steve 1961-

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Voake, Steve 1961-

PERSONAL: Born December 26, 1961, in Midsomer Norton, England; son of Norman (a schoolteacher) and Betty (a nurse) Voake; married; wife’s name Tory (a schoolteacher); children: Tim, Daisy. Education: University of Liverpool, B.A. (hons.); University of Exeter, postgraduate certificate in education. Religion: Methodist.

ADDRESSES: Home— Somerset, England. Agent— Clare Conville, Conville & Walsh, 2 Ganton St., London W1F 7QL, England.

CAREER: Schoolteacher in Somerset, England, 1983-97; Kilmersdon School, Somerset, headmaster, 1997-2005; writer, 2005—. Hornet Productions Ltd., director.



The Dreamwalker’s Child, Faber & Faber (London, England), 2005.

The Web of Fire, Faber & Faber (London, England), 2006.

Daisy Dawson, Walker Books (London, England), 2007.

The Starlight Conspiracy, Faber & Faber (London, England), 2007.

Voake’s books have been published in Japan, Greece, Russia, Portugal, Italy, and Germany.

SIDELIGHTS: Steve Voake told CA:“In order to find the time to write my first novel, The Dreamwalker’s Child, I used to get up at three o’clock in the morning and work for several hours before anyone else was awake. Now that I am writing full-time, I try to set myself a minimum target of 1, 000 words a day to keep me from wandering off and playing the guitar too often.”