Steve Mascord was a cadet journalist in the late 1980s with Australian Associated Press. In 1994, he joined the Sydney Morning Herald as a rugby league reporter while continuing to write freelance articles for a variety of music magazines. From 2006 to 2008, Steve was at the Daily Telegraph. Since then, he has worked largely on a freelance basis, contributing regularly to the Herald and to a variety of rock and league newspapers, magazines and websites based in Australia and the UK. For many years, Steve's voice has been heard on Australian radio during NRL seasons, primarily with Triple M and the ABC. Touchstones is his first book.