After 30 years working in the IT industry and, alongside his wife Rebecca, 4 years self employment in retail, Stephen R Bailey decided to embark on the literary trail, something that had long been festering in the back of his mind. With a nod of appreciation to the likes of Ben Elton, and more especially the earlier works of Tom Sharpe, Stephen is attempting to put his own slant on some of the more ridiculous excesses of human nature. Racism, homophobia, greed and socially corrupt politics are all in his sights, and ‘An Inconvenient Terrorist’, his first novel, is a satirical observation on the world’s response to global terrorism. His second novel, ‘The Mysterious death of Hercules Moneybags’ is currently in development and is a personal statement on living in a small village community. Miss Marple was correct; far worse things happen in such an environment than you would ever imagine!