Dugald Steer was born in 1965 and grew up in Surrey. He studied English literature and philosophy at Bristol University, then completed a TEFL course and lived in Spain for five years.
After returning to the United Kingdom, Steer got a job with Templar Publishing, working his way up to become an editor. At Templar, he wrote and edited many books, including the first few Ologies. He has since gone freelance in order to pursue writing for children full-time.
Steer has authored over 100 books, beginning with Big Bear and the Missing Mouse (1995). Other notable works of his include Mythical Mazes, Scary Fairies, An Accidental Christmas, Just One More Story, The Night Tiger, and The dragon's eye