Stu Ayris

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Gender MALE
Occupation Psychiatric Nurse
Location Tollesbury, Essex, United Kingdom
Introduction 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...
Interests Writing, reading, music, cricket, football
Favorite Movies Harvey, Mullholland Drive, Cinema Paradiso
Favorite Music Tom Waits, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Band, Sam Baker, Rick Danko, Kris Kristofferson, Buddy Holly, Jonathan Richman
Favorite Books A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Dharma Bums, Big Sur, Buddhism Without Belief, A Road Less Travelled, Jonathan Livingstone Seagull