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, 11 January 2012

A link to an enhanced review of Tollesbury Time Forever!

That fine fellow, Sean P Reardon, has written further about what he thought of Tollesbury Time Forever on his fine blog.

Please click the link to take a look!

Tollesbury Time Forever - thoughts of a fine fellow!


David Barber said...

Sean's a great guy. From what I've read (first couple of chapters) he's spot on!!

Stu Ayris said...

Cheers David! He certainly is!

Keep reading mate - it gets weirder and better!!

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Dave, and anyone else who reads this- The first couple chapters are just setting the reader up. The story just keeps gaining momentum, all the way to the last word.

Stu- I have read some of the "advice" from forums various people gave you as you were writing / synopsizing it. Thank God, you didn't take all of it. There are some real A-holes out there, who make a hobby out of crushing people's spirit. I know this from my own experiences.

Stu Ayris said...

Cheers Sean!

Yeah, there are plenty of people out there to be forgiven! It's a job for life mate once you take it on!