Steve Barlow(real name Steven Lowe) was born in Britain.He went on to study at Warwick University and Nottingham University, and worked at various times as a teacher, actor, stage manager and puppeteer. Then he went to teach in Botswana.On his return to the UK he met Steve Skidmore,collectively known as The Two Steves – are British collaborative writers who mostly work in the field of children's literature. They have written over 70 books together.