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, 4 July 2012

The Bird That Nobody Sees - Chapter Headings....

With the release of The Bird That Nobody Sees, my latest novel, not far off and the editing process well under way, I thought I would post the chapter headings to give you perhaps a little flavour of what to expect. Any thoughts and comments welcome!

1. The Mad, The Bad And The Aesthete
2. Dance, Dance, Wherever You May Be
3. Driftwood
4. A Sigh Is A Sigh Is A Sigh
5. Giggle And Squeak
6. Shadows Fall Where They Ought
7. Pillowcreased Morningcheeks
8. Arborist, Buddhist, Pacifist And Wonderfulest
9. Tattoos On The Back Of Your Calfs
10. The Jimpsies Of This Land
11. A Tingle In The Tangle
12. A Lovelorn English Fool
13. Beautiful Angel Of Our Times
14. The Fabulous Thumpings Of This Deep Earth
16. Producing A Hat From A Rabbit
17. Buddha Barmish Man Of Peace
18. We Are To Be Angels
19. The Deep Soul Bliss Of The Truly Cool
20. You Have Left The Building
21. Blisters And Vision
22. So Good Morning
23. Morphine Wonderland
24. Prey In The Wilderness
25. Smile Wide Across My Forever Skies
26. Come Catch The Fine Breeze With Me

There you go. I will be working on the cover over the next couple of weeks and hope to post the finished version here about a week before the release date of Monday 30th July 2012.

Cheers people!!


Nick Wilford said...

Some very intriguing titles there. I don't have chapter headings as I have enough trouble just with the book title! I like 7 and 16 best, I think. :)

Stu Ayris said...

Cheers Nick!

I do like chapter titles and I'm so glad you find them intriguing! I guess that was the general idea!

They are all lines from the book so I think it gives the reader a little of what to expect!

Cheers again!