- Stu Ayris
- 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...
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
The cover of the novel is taking shape!
Tollesbury Time Forever
Above is some of the provisional artwork for the cover of the book. I'd be really grateful for any views in terms of which one would entice you to read the book etc. Click on each picture for a closer look.
Up til now I have edited the first four chapters and managed to take out over 700 words! My son Matt is also doing great work in preparing the website.
So all is on the up!
Take care people!