Stephen Howell was born in Shrewsbury Shropshire, after a varied career working in far-off places. Stephen now resides back in his home town. He has never been shy in coming forward with everything he does. When not writing, he enjoys walking the hills of Shropshire or finding new adventures around the Cornish coast. His other pleasures are curling up in front of a roaring fire watching a good movie. Scarlett The Pig is his debut novel, which is a true story set over two years. It follows the lives of Steve, his daughter Alex and their trampolining pig, Scarlett.