Steven Mitchell

Becoming a rock star was always the ambition of Steven. He dreamed of touring the world, being mobbed by fans and living in a vast LA mansion. However, as the years accumulated and his band broke up, he pined for a new creative outlet. He signed up for a Creative Writing course at a local college and after winning a tiny cup in a short story competition in 2016, he realised he may have something valuable to share with his writing. Pens replaced guitars as his creative tool of choice, and since then Steven has written prolifically, constantly exploring new themes, genres and ideas. It’s hard work, but he's never happier than when sitting at his desk or a coffee shop putting the opening words to a new story on paper.

​Steven writes novels, short stories and occasional non-fiction pieces. He has an MA in Creative Writing and is the chairperson of the sixty-six-year-old Verulam Writers group. He's seeking publication for his first novel, Moss, whilst writing his second. He's recently been published in Popshot and CafeLit magazines, and longlisted in the Laxfield Literary Launch Prize.

​Steven is available for readings and creative writing workshops and is based in St Albans, UK.

Steven Mitchell is the pen name of Phil Mitchell (Google Phil Mitchell to see why).

Award Type
Moss is a contemporary, dark comedy novel with a mystery at the core. The novel follows the relationship of troubled Ben (30) and the enigmatic Sophie (28). After a whirlwind romance, Sophie begins obsessing over moss, and her dark secrets change their lives forever.
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