Steve’s Books

The Quinton Quads and the Mystery of Malprentice Manor

When the four Quinton girls discover strange events taking place in Malprentice Manor, they immediately link it to recent
disappearances and become determined to solve the puzzle.
But to do so they must risk angering their mother, take desperate chances and avoid both Grisly Gus and Evil Edith.
What they discover leads the quads into great danger so they gather all their nerve and wits and hope they can unravel the centuries old mystery at the heart of the Manor.

An illustrated novel aimed at (roughly) 8 -12 year olds, the Quinton Quads first adventure is an exciting mystery that will keep the reader turning the pages to keep up with everything that befalls our heroes at every twist and turn.

The book can be bought on Amazon here. (Or search your local version of Amazon.)

The Quinton Quads are four sisters – Sally, Caz, Poppy and Em – whose imagination and enthusiasm often gets the better of them and has been known to land them in trouble.


Writing for Video Games

With video game storylines, characters and narrative becoming more and more sophisticated, games writers need the skills of the most talented novel writers, as well as a knowledge of the industry.

Writing for Video Games by Steve Ince gives a realistic picture of how games companies work, and advises the best techniques to adapt your skills.

“It’s a substantial, informative, entertaining, and, in many ways, enlightening read. I’m particularly impressed by how you manage to cover all aspects of game production – and the writer’s role in the process – in great depth and with great insight, but without losing yourself (and the readers) in microscopic detail.” – Martin Ganteföhr, Game Designer and Writer

Topics include:
• characters
• point of view
• storytelling
• interactive narrative
• licences
• localisation
• technical writing
• marketing yourself

Appendices include a sample script and recommended websites, games and books.

The foreword to the book is by Tony Warriner, co-founder of Revolution Software.

Writing for Video Games is published by A&C Black, the publishers of the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook. To purchase Writing for Video Games, please visit your regional Amazon site, order it from your local book store or visit the publisher’s site to order it directly.

The Kindle version of the book is now available!

The book has recently been given a new cover (lower right).