Dugald Steer was born in 1965 and lives in London. His love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and
Philosophy at Bristol University where he was an avid contributor to the Poetry Society Magazine. After stints working for
Friends of the Earth and the Duchy of Lancaster Office, Dugald trained to teach English and spent the next five years in Spain,
living in Galicia and Andalucia, writing in his spare time. Dugald Steer now works as a freelance author for Templar Publishing,
for whom he worked as an inhouse writer and editor for ten years. He has written a large number of books, including Mythical
Mazes, Scary Fairies, An Accidental Christmas, Just One More Story and The Night Tiger among others. He has also made contributions
to many of Templar's best known series', including Maurice Pledger's Peek and Find series, and he has written many of the
books in Derek Matthews' highly successful Happy Snappy(R) series. He has edited many other books, has created Picture This...
and Alphabet with Alison Jay and has also written The Toys' Easter Surprise, The Castaway Kitten and the Little Mouse series.
Dugald has recently written the handbook, How to Be a Knight and will be following it with How to be an Explorer. Dugald
Steer is the author of the hugely successful 'Ology' series that includes Dragonology' (writing as Dr. Ernest Drake), Egyptology
(as Emily Sands) and Wizardology' (as the wizard Merlin!) as well as the 'Ology' handbooks, and the Dragonology' Pocket Adventures.
Watch out for Dugald's latest 'Ology' title, Pirateology'! and the first novel in The Dragonolgy' Chronicles, The Dragon's