Stephen Massie has travelled extensively, experiencing many cultures. His interest in sailing originates from childhood. As a boy, standing on the beach at Mersea Island in England, he would fantasise about sailing out into the unknown on one of the Thames barges which sail quite close to the shore.
In the 1980s he was an advanced automation engineer in the automotive industry. During this time he worked on and developed robotic machine intelligent vision systems. The combination of his sailing experience plus his technical background inspired him to write the "When Dreams Converge" trilogy.