Co-author – Deep Purple / Wait For The Ricochet • Stephen works in local government in the North-West. He suggested a co-op project on the rock band Deep Purple, and the book Wait For The Ricochet has been the result. Stephen took existing material, and worked on that to help get the project off the ground. He also undertook new interviews and chased down contacts, adding lots of new material, then bounced the text back and forth with his co-author for checking and proofing. The result is the most detailed book on any set period of the band’s history ever assembled.