Steven Herrick was born in Brisbane, the youngest of seven children. At school his favourite subject was soccer, and he dreamed of football glory while he worked at various jobs, including fruit picking. Now Steven writes for children and teenagers and visits many schools each year. He loves talking to the students and their teachers about poetry, and soccer. He likes the main character in Do-wrong Ron because Ron is good-hearted and always tries to do the right thing, and Steven wonders if the wrong thing is really wrong, or if it's just how people take it.Steven lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife and two sons.