About the Author

Stephen R. Marriott is a British author whose creative spirit is inspired by travel and walking the roads less travelled.

Born in Portishead, Somerset, Stephen soon developed a voracious appetite for reading. Although, it wasn’t until later in life he discovered his vocation for writing. After studying Economics he worked as an investment analyst in London. His investment career was a fascinating period of his life but ultimately it didn’t satisfy his curiosity of the world and one day he found himself walking out of the office. Adventures eventually brought him to the foothills of the Pyrenees to walk across Spain on the historical Camino de Santiago. It was on this pilgrimage that Stephen discovered he’d made the best decision of his life, ‘breaking out of the bank’.

Within months he’d written ‘CANDYFLOSS GUITAR’, the story of a modern day pilgrim taking the first steps on a journey of self-discovery. Combining life lessons and adventure, CANDYFLOSS GUITAR, is book one of The Reluctant Pilgrim series, which has climbed the Amazon Best Sellers list and has been ranked #1 in several categories.

Stephen’s passion for people, place and writing are indelibly intertwined. When he’s not wandering the globe he normally lays his hat in London.


“Stephen brings us heart-warming characters in a beautifully written coming of age tale set on a Pilgrimage in Spain. From the very first page, you feel the heat of the Spanish sun on your face. Candyfloss Guitar is an equally excellent read for a cold January day or a beach holiday!”

Helena Halme
Bestselling Finnish Author

“Stephen R. Marriott is one of the most exciting new authors in Britain and his spirit for life shines through from the first to the last page of his writing.”

David. P.Perlmutter
Bestselling UK Biography Author

“I first met Steve when he was poised to chuck in a City career for a life of far-flung travel. A true adventurer and writer.”

Tim Moore
Bestselling Travel Author

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