Steve Emmett is a British author and actor born in Harrogate, the genteel Yorkshire spa town where Agatha Christie hid away from the world. He studied at the prestigious Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and built a few houses before going off the rails. He spent some time in New York then returned to Yorkshire where, amongst other things, he served as an elected councillor. He then moved back to London and worked in the real estate sector.
For over 20 years he ran his own agency specializing in Italian country homes and, for almost 10 years, lived by Lake Trasimeno in Umbria, the setting for Diavolino. Born at the end of the 1950s, Mr. Emmett grew up on Dennis Wheatley novels and Hammer horror films, and on many occasions started to put pen to paper.
Completely dissatisfied and unfulfilled with his career, Mr. Emmett decided in 2009 that he wanted to write. He has also recently launched an acting career with Northern Spirit Creative in Leeds. He currently lives with his partner and some rather large spiders in the Yorkshire Wolds, close to the ancient City of York.