I was born in 1963 in London, England. We emigrated to Cape Town South Africa in 1963.I studied Business Science at the University of Cape Town, from 1980. I returned to London during Apartheid in 1984 and returned to South Africa in 1990, due to the announced release of Nelson Mandela. I spent most of my life in the collectables industry, starting with postal history in London. Hence my love of history. I developed, produced, directed, and wrote the story for the computer game ‘Cyril Cyberpunk’ in 1996. In 2007 I left the antique business due to its demise and became a commercial property broker. I started writing fiction professionally in 2010, during which time I wrote two complete novels, of which Miao-Shan is the second one. At the end of 2010 I returned to the property industry, without having acquired an agent. For the next six years, I wrote part-time. Six months ago, I started to work full-time as a self-published erotica author, mainly selling on Amazon. My penname there is Stephen T. Grey. I am now concentrating on getting Miao-Shan published. I currently have two other books completed, yet to be published (one an unusual spy thriller, and the other a time-travelling paranormal fantasy). I'm currently finishing off my fourth book which is a historical speculative fiction/fantasy novel. Miao-Shan 'Justice for all' is also currently underway.