From an early age I developed a strange affinity for poetry after hearing Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem 'The Raven'. Immediately I tried writing my own, I was fascinated by words in rhyme and their meaning. My mind was set ablaze by ideas and thoughts, I wanted to learn the art of writing with a fervour I hadn’t known before. My love for the craft kept me writing along with the countless praises I got off friends who read my work.
My poetry had become better and was featured on magazines. I continued writing poetry and expanding on my stories. Eventually I found the resolve to create my book Memoirs of the Damned from the short stories I had written in earlier studies. I was also invited to be a panellist on BBC Radio Lancashire to talk about the publication.
I attended writing workshops in my spare time and began taking part in poetry festivals. I met some wonderful individuals who have helped me with my writing. I spend most of my time writing and podcasting, I have many projects that I’m working on.
Favourite writing pleasures are poetry and playwriting, I am still dabbling with ideas so stay tuned.
Memoirs of the Damned
Andross Ameliyo’s world is constantly beset by tragedy. On a stormy night he is given a choice that will ultimately spell damnation for himself or for those around him. Will he choose revenge or redemption?
In a revival of classic horror with a revenge theme, Memoirs of the Damned is written by a soul who is shackled in suffering. No matter where Andross turns there is to be no reprieve from the void of his existence. His is a story of sorrow, rage and horror.
The choices we make in life are what shape our destiny and even when all is lost, hope can prevail. Can Andross too find hope or will the pain consume all that he is and will ever be?