About Us

Blue Ormer Publishing was established by Steve Foote in 2014, with the aim of publishing books with a connection to the Channel Islands.

Steve was born in Guernsey and is fascinated by local and family history, having written many articles on the island’s past and present.

He was instrumental in updating and republishing Peter Johnston’s A Short History of Guernsey for the Guernsey Society in 2014, and became Editor of The Review of the Guernsey Society in 2016.

In 2014, he founded Blue Ormer and the first publication – Genius Friend – Edward Chaney’s biography of G.B. Edwards, author of The Book of Ebenezer Le Page – was published in 2015, and launched at the Guernsey Literary Festival. 

2017 saw four new titles added to Blue Ormer’s catalogue – including George Hugo’s Guernsey As It Used To Be to which Steve wrote a biographical introduction to this 1933 classic, and The Trail of Ebenezer Le Page, the first of what he hopes will be a series of Literary Trails guiding locals and visitors around the literary landmarks of the Bailiwick.