S.G. Grey was born in 1959 and hails from the Black Country district of Smethwick. He has spent most of his of his life in the Pheasey/Park Farm suburb of Walsall, being educated at Pheasey Primary and Barr Beacon Schools.

After a year as a pre-vocational student at Walsall School of Art Grey went on to successfully complete a 2 year Graphic Design course in 1978.

For most of the following decade S.G. Grey pursued a career in the advertising industry at agencies of varying size across Staffordshire and Warwickshire, for the latter 4 years as a freelance artist.

In the 1980s Grey was co-editor then editor of the 60s influenced independent music fanzine Shapes of Things, creating and laying out the artwork, interviewing, and writing numerous articles for the magazine.  His efforts saw him featured in the first ever broadcast of The Tube.

Co-written with M.D. Sandon, S.G. Grey’s first book was the factual, rites of passage From Somewhere out of Here. Published in 1997 it is still in print and selling.

Much of the photographic content and text of From Somewhere formed the core of a large exhibition staged at the Light House arts and media centre in Wolverhampton in 2003 celebrating Modernist youth culture 1959 to 1988.  In 2006, Grey’s second book, the crime fiction thriller A Cold Snap On Snow Hill (2001), was one of the featured novels in another exhibition at Light House, Four Counties Noir, highlighting the work of crime fiction authors from Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire. S.G. Grey created and curated both events.

Grey is currently completing the as yet untitled follow up novel to Cold Snap. His first title with The Kates Hill Press, The Kingstown Agenda, appeared in 2008.



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