About Me

Tollesbury, Essex, United Kingdom
I was born in the Summer of 1969 in Dagenham, just on the border of East London. School was largely unproductive but enjoyable, setting me up for something of a wayward but interesting life! On leaving school I had various jobs including putting up stalls at Romford Market, working in a record shop, putting up ceilings, gardening and road sweeping. After resigning from an insurance company to play in a band, I found myself unemployed for two years. Then finally I got back on my feet and I've been a psychiatric nurse since 1997. I wrote A Cleansing of Souls when I was 22 years old and followed it up with Tollesbury Time Forever almost twenty years later. I started writing The Bird That Nobody Sees in September 2011 and it was released in July 2012. In terms of writing, my heroes are Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck. I would also include Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits as literary influences. So that's me I guess - scruffy, happy and in love with literary fiction, music and life...

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

And so it begins!


I am new to the Blogworld, so please be patient with me!

I intend to use this blog to document my attempts at getting Tollesbury Time Forever published. Any comments would be very gratefully received, good, not so good, humourous, boring - all is fine with me! And if any of you out there can give me some leads....

Will do my best to update regularly and, who knows, Tollesbury Time Forever may one day be published! But if not, well that's ok. I really like it and the messages within it that create the acronym FRUGALITY -

Forgive everybody everything
Recognise beauty wherever it be
Understand the nature of loss
Give love wherever you go
Anger devours the soul
Look deep or don't look at all
Imagination is life
Trust everyone for, at heart, everyone is good
You are wonderful!

So there you go and here we are.

This is all very strange...


ruthh said...

Good Luck Stu, Im now officially following you and cant wait to read your book !!

Stu Ayris said...

Hi Ruth! Thank you so much! You are very kind!! If there is anyone you know that might be interested, it would be great if you could point them towards the blog! All good fun!!