I have been a hobbyist writer for a few years now, enjoying writing some flash and short fiction and the odd poem.
I've read some of my writing at Liverpool's Dead Good Poets Society, at Writing on the Wall Flash Fiction event at the Liverpool Philharmonic and at Dragons Pen at the Bluecoat (both 2013).
I have been Listed in several places for short stories and won several Flash Fiction challenges- to date my only poetry claim to fame is having a poem about one of my favourite pubs - The Caledonia - displayed at the pub. I am also proud to be a member of a pack of Flash Fiction writers known as Flash Dogs and we have just released our first anthology.
Check out the great art work for it below produced by @tamrogers
I have won challenges in Race the Date (January 2014, Flash! Friday Fiction (April 2014), Thursday Threads (December 2014) and Finish That Thought (December 2014). Two of my stories has been picked (November and December 2014) for Luminous Creatures 'Winter of Whimsy & Wyrdness' and both will shortly feature in a chapbook. Two of my stories have been on Paragraph Planet.
I've also had several Runner-Ups and Honourable Mentions in: Microbookends, Race the Date, Flash Fiction Friday, Trifecta and Mid Week Blues Buster (#MWBB). I got down to a short list to win a story writing competition for Jura Whisky in 2013 - which was most exciting.
I'm on the committee for the Poised Pen writing group and get involved through their meetings and helping them with the Twittering, Newsletter and the 2014 Anthology 'Half Baked' and the PP Frightening Flash Fiction Competition Anthology 2014 - both of which you can get for your Kindle via Amazon.
A review I did of the 2013 Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia is on the Subba-cultcha website, which you can find by clicking here.
Having won Finish That Thought I've also been a judge for the FTT challenge (16 Dec, 2014) and shared the judging for Flash Friday Fiction with @fallintofiction in November 2014, both of which were interesting experiences.
Photo's and Twitter
I have removed my photo galleries from this site as I have a comprehensive Flickr account with thousands of photos all lovingly uploaded into neat folders - including Music, Mexico, Costa Rica, India, California, Football, and Beer - so if you are interested in some pictures rather than words then head on over to my Flickr page.
I am a Twitter obsessive and you can find me on there @zevonesque discussing in 140 characters pretty much the same passions expressed on here with a few more thrown in for good measure.
Photos - lots of them - are on my Flickr page
Twitter mutterings* can be found here
Twittering on Real Ale in Liverpool can be found here
* but be warned there may be swearing - especially where related to football
All views expressed on this website are my own of course. Who else's?
1. A calm morning on Ullswater in the Lake District.
2. Football and beer two of my favourite things. John Aldridge and me at the Liverpool Beer Festival 2013 (I'm the one on the right).
3. The Caledonia home from homely
4. Made it to the Acropolis. Eventually.
5. Real ale at the Rail Ale Festival in Dinas in May 2013.
6. European Football Weekend 2009 in Netherlands and Germany.
7. Glass butterflies in Malaysian Borneo.
8. Another Place, Antony Gormley at Crosby Beach
I've put together a few real ale walks taking in Liverpool, Manchester, St.Helens and Rugby and Hull.
Looking to do some walks for other towns too, which will probably include nearby Chester, Huddersfield. Sheffield, Shrewsbury and Ludlow. I've now started a blog site on Wordpress called Scrawling Home to use for almost live updates from pubs, brewery trips etc. Could get out of hand for me and my friends.