Writer Steven McLaughlin is the author of two books, a former member of the elite Royal Green Jackets and an accomplished sportsman. In the early 1990s he was a doorman on some of Blackpool’s busiest nightclubs; he holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate and has an extensive background in martial arts. A lover of the ocean and all things nautical, he’s a qualified Master Scuba Diver and has completed the Royal Yachting Association’s Competent Crew sailing course. He also holds an associate diploma in acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and is a member of Equity and the Society of Authors.
As a prominent and highly vocal ‘voice from the ranks’, Steven has featured as a military commentator on numerous international news channels, and has been profiled in FHM magazine, the national press and onstage at the Edinburgh Festival.
His first book, Squaddie: A Soldier’s Story, published in 2006, received widespread critical acclaim for its gritty portrayal of army life and military culture at the sharp end and went on to become an underground bestseller.
Steven’s long-awaited second book, the true-crime memoir Clubland UK: On the Door in the Rave Era was published in 2013. He is currently at work on various writing projects and, as ever, is seeking adventures anew.
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