(1953- ) UK writer who has also published as Louis P Garou and has written Horror novels as Ben Leech; these latter include The Community (1993), The Bidden (1994) and A Rare Breed (1996). As SB he has concentrated on YA work, in various genres. His first novel, Spellbinder (1985 chap), plays with Magic and Occultism; in Gameplayers (1986), which is Technofantasy, a boy becomes implicated in a fantasy role-playing Game. Other novels, like Dualists (1987) and Frontiersville High (coll of linked stories 1990), are sf. [JC]
Other work: Catch and Other Stories (coll 1988), horror and sf.