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 December 2011

The Cover Complete - pending any suggestions obviously...



I really like this - it embodies so much about the book and is just as I imagined it. Please let me know if there is anything I should add such as certain recognised requirements etc.

Cheers!

Stu

7 comments:

Luca Veste said...

Looks good to me Stu. Looking forward to reading it!

John Hansen said...

Looks cool! Nice cover!

ABSOLUTELY*KATE said...

It's the little kid innocent fun-lovin' way-cool feel.

Yeah Stuart, I'd say ya nailed it! Good job and great enjoyment . . . all along the way.

~ Absolutely*Kate
Believing in Believers

Stu Ayris said...

Luca, John and Kate - thank you so much! This is such great fun! Better than waiting for people I've never met to tell me I don't fit their list!!

Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw said...

I love the cover! Definitely adding this to my reading list!

Madam Z said...

Very good, young man! You get an A+

Stu Ayris said...

Thaank you Veronica! And thank you so much for joining the Blog!! Madam Z - Cheers m'dears!!