Steve Challis was born in 1948 in the United Kingdom. The son of a farmer, Steve grew up in the rural Cotswold’s following 5 years of service in the military (Royal Air Force). Steve joined the Hampshire Constabulary in 1969, serving as an officer for 21 years. In 1995, Steve left the Police Force and became active in politics; he joined the UK Independence Party in 1998. Steve campaigned in several local and National Elections, culminating in his being selected by the Party to fight for the Parliamentary seat for the Eastleigh Constituency, in the UK General Election, in 2001. Following his defeat in the election, Steve continued to actively campaign with the party. In 2006, Steve met his wife Eva, via the internet, and in 2007 they became engaged. The following November, Steve moved to the USA and he and Eva were Married in Ketchikan, southeastern Alaska. In 2009 the couple settled in Kentucky, where they bought a farm, and in 2010 opened a Firearms training School. In 2014, Steve became a US Citizen. He is the author of several historical fiction books.