Stephen Hernández was born in 1960, in Bromley, England, (the only characteristics he shares with H.G. Wells and David Bowie but always finds it worth mentioning anyway as a point of interest), but spent a lot of his childhood in Venezuela. He has lived and worked in South America for a large part of his life. At one time he ran a nightclub in one of the most dangerous cities in Venezuela; after surviving cancer, he concluded that surviving a terminal illness was far less dangerous than running a nightclub in Venezuela.
He works as a translator and interpreter of Spanish with a specialization in medicine. He now divides his time between England, Italy and South America. When he is not working he likes to write.