Hi everybody and welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy my writing and views of life.
Well where do I begin? At the beginning? OK here goes. I am 64 years old and find the years passing so quickly now. I wish I could touch the brakes on life just a little.
I consider Bishops Stortford to be my hometown as I spent my formative years there especially during those heady days of the 1960s. Revolution was in the air and in my head as Woodstock, Vietnam, and the greats of rock like The Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, The Who and Pink Floyd amongst others rolled across the stage of my life.
I made it to Grammar school too in Newport Essex where I discovered a love of writing although it was to lay dormant after that for many years. I married my first wife Ruth in 1982, my second wife Lorraine in 1988 both in Bishops Stortford.
After various jobs mostly in the plastics industry I took voluntary redundancy in 2008 and briefly moved to the Seychelles to live with Sandra, an American lady but the life there wasn’t for me. Earlier that year I self-published my first novel, LOVE SEX AND TIME TRAVEL.
I had also started blogging, firstly on AOL Hometown (now long gone) and then here on WordPress. I had also started writing poetry. My inspiration came from Thomas Hardy and Jack Kerouac amongst others.
Then in 2009 I met my Raven who became my third wife in January 2012. I lived with her in Columbus, Ohio, USA for two six month spells in 2010 and 2011 where I self-published my second book, an anthology of poetry and musings entitled UNTIL THE END OF TIME.
My name for Raven came from a poem I wrote to her called Ravens Wing Black which is on my blog here. Unfortunately Raven and I are now divorced and so once again it is time to move on with my life and I look forward to my future. What will it hold for me? I lived in Ohio from 2013 till March 2018. Now I am living back in the UK.
I self-published my third book which is my second novel entitled THE SEER OF ALBION in 2012. It has since been taken on by a publisher so I am no longer just a self published author. Check out the main page for some small extracts.
In 2013, I underwent a serious operation for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and in 2017 I was diagnosed with liver cancer. I fortunately recovered fully from both. Guess I’m just lucky…lol.
My likes include music, photography, painting and reading. Also writing obviously.
My books can be purchased at my Lulu Homepage for paperbacks HERE
My books can also be bought as digital formats ie Kindle, i Pad, Nook etc at Smashwords HERE
And that’s it for now folks. Ask me if you want to know more. AND PLEASE LEAVE ME COMMENTS. They make it all worthwhile….
Stan M Rogers
Suffolk, UK 2018.
My latest work which is a short story is available now. Faffy the Leprechaun. Get it now for only $0.99 at Smashwords as an eBook.