Who am I? Chris Lawrence, Born 1964. I live in West Kirby, a peaceful town by the sea, with my Muse Karen and children Ben, Alex and Elisabeth, with an older child, Charmaine, making her own way in the world. But before we get ahead of ourselves, this writer was a reader first. Imagine a child lying in a patch of sunlight reading ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and ‘ Black Arrow.’ Travelling into adventures inside his mind. After reading other peoples adventures the child starts to try out his own imagination, writing short story adventures similar to those he had previously read. Carrying this on into school, English Language became one of his favorite subjects, right through to College and after. A defining  moment came with the discovery of books by European and Latin American authors Cortazar, Zola, Moravia, Kafka and the Americans John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser and later 20th Century writers and poets Brautigan and  Bukowski. As a result that writing expanded but was closeted away until my Muse persuaded me to submit some of  that now harnessed  imagination and with work published in Troubador 21, Amphibi.us, Calloused hands, Deuce Coupe, Zygote in my Coffee, Red Fez and many more, i have not looked back since.

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Pleased to have discovered you here Chris. Looking forward to exploration. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.

  2. jconnet says:

    Hello and thanks for the follow! You’ve got a great site, I’ll be visiting 🙂

  3. Prasad says:

    Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved your work. Its very subtle. I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Great work

  4. Herman says:

    Hi Chris. Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated!

  5. ah. The Muse: Karen. 🙂 Love her–site unseen! Interesting bio, and influences, and kudos on your credits. 🙂

  6. Hi Chris,

    Thank you so much for the blog follow and the like of my post, “If only. . .” It led me to your blog, which I am now following.

    I look forward to reading more of your interesting posts.

    Happy blogging!


  7. Hi Chris, Thank you for liking ‘ The Experts!’ And wanting to follow my poetry adventures. Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

  8. codedjeannie says:

    Thanks for following my blog. You’ve got a wonderful blog ! 🙂 Nice.. Keep it up, Chris. Stay connected..


  9. Fasix says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, have nice day and good weekk end, Fabio.

  10. ksbeth says:

    thank you for reading and following, i look forward to your poetry ) beth

  11. Hi there,
    I nominated you for a “very inspiring blogger award”. Please check it out.


  12. Finally..I got to the end of this to comment. Glad you came by and followed. Be well.

  13. Hi Chris, thanks for introducing yourself by following our site. We all should give thanks to our muses–it looks like yours is deserving of great praise! You might also enjoy the RAXA Collective facebook page–see you there!

  14. Enjoyed wondering around your site. I think the best writers are also great listeners and read a lot. I can’t imagine writing without reading.

  15. : says:

    Thanks so much for following our e-zine!
    Do you read Russian?

  16. Thanks for following my blog, Chris, and liking my post about pubs and poetry. I’m reading your work.

  17. Merci pour le fait d’ajouter!!! d–0.o–b Ciao!

  18. sentimental says:

    Thanks Chris
    A smile

  19. wow. West kirby. I live in Italy, Calabria, in a little country on the sea too, but I hate it. I can also come to west kirby?

  20. Jackie says:

    Thanks so much for following my blog! I appreciate it very much. 😀

  21. marcelino guerrero says:

    “this writer was a reader first” I like that, hits close to home! and thanks for stopping by and following my poetry blog.

  22. Subhan Zein says:

    And I am sorry to hear about your father passing away. May he rest in peace and you and your family are blessed with patience and perseverance.

  23. Subhan Zein says:

    Hello Chris,

    I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, Chris.. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  24. arjun bagga says:

    We got a common trait. We are readers turned writers and to much surprise we flaunt about it -)

  25. boomiebol says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow. Very much appreciated, God bless

  26. maryamchahine says:

    Thanks for sharing your writing background. I can relate to some of it.

  27. ajaytao2010 says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, be in touch with my blog browse through the categories, u may find it interesting

  28. Hi Chris, I like your site, particularly the poetry page. Nice links. It’s always exciting meeting discovering poets in the North West of England 🙂

  29. You’ve been nominated! For more details, please visit this post!

  30. yasniger says:

    Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.

  31. Thanks for visiting me and in turn, introducing me to your great blog. 🙂 Looking forward to reading more …

  32. You are truly gifted at writing. I admire ….and envy your talent of putting thoughts to words.

  33. Mark Simms says:

    Thanks for liking and following my blog Chris, much appreciated.

  34. justtryhere says:

    Hallo, Sir..
    Thanks Sir for visiting my blog. But, I made this blog just and ONLY to compare with really blog, hehehe
    -actually, to try sih , becauze I’am moving from my previous blog-

    If you dont mind, please visit my (really) blog here : http://onezonemine.wordpress.com

    Nice to meet you 🙂

  35. JulesPaige says:

    Thanks for tagging on to my short verse blog. I do so enjoy The Sunday Whirl and meeting the wonderful writers that take the Wordles in so many different directions. I’ve been posting my longer verse on my other site. I just finished #75 and can’t wait to post it tomorrow morning. I still have quite a bit to figure out with blogging. I’m slowly adding other writers to my word press site. Continued success with your muse and family.

  36. Hi Chris, thanks for exploring my blog. I love your profile, and will be dropping in on your poetry.

  37. wirralhub says:

    Hiya Chris, If you ever feel the urge to do a feature or two for the HuB website drop us a line 🙂

  38. Amy Duncan says:

    Thanks for following my blog! I’ve bookmarked yours…great poetry!

  39. carmenfortis says:

    Good evening ! 😀 I nominated you for “One lovely blog award” – here are the details : http://carmenfortis.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/nominated-for-one-lovely-blog-award/
    Wishing you a beautiful day !

  40. Madoqua says:

    Thanks visiting and for following my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

  41. first we read, then we write, then we read again.
    I like your acknowledgement of all the books and writers that shaped you. An indication of a true and honest writer.

  42. Thanks for liking my “favorite things” post!

  43. Hi there… I have nominated for the Lovely Blog Award… to accept your nomination visit this post to find out what you need to do 🙂


  44. carmenfortis says:

    You have a beautiful blog here, especially your poems, it will be a pleasure following it.

    Thank you for your visit.
    Wishing you a wonderful day !

  45. aquacompass7 says:

    From japan, thank you for visiting my blog.

  46. writecrites says:

    That’s what we writers do, isn’t it—travel to adventures in our mind. It’s what I used to do all the time as a child. And even though, now, I travel to adventures in the “real” world, I am still fascinated by and drawn to the adventures a good writer concocts. I can’t wait to read some of yours. Thank you for finding me, enjoying my recent post, and following my blog.

  47. fgassette says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I post photos concerning the things I see through the lens of my camera so I am glad you stopped by for a visit since I am not a writer.


  48. What a wonderful muse you have to have encouraged you and now we get to share your talent

  49. Kafka. Mmm. My kinda crazy.
    Thanks for the “like” on my poetry business. You don’t by any chance have some little contribution lying around that only a mom would love? Or your own DearMuse — does she take up the pen? Or your mom? Mom-in-law? Kids? Just couldn’t help but ask.
    You retain all rights. All, as in a loan to a museum, you can request it removed at any time and I will comply, etc.
    Thanks, again!

  50. Bukowski equals yes, times five.

    Also, nice to meet you. 🙂

  51. alicematilda says:

    Nice to meet you and thanks for the follow! I like your blog as well, great poems!

  52. Thanks for following Keeping up with Carol! 🙂 I look forward t reading your writings!

  53. Congratulations on your success..Thanks for following poemsandponderings. Best wishes to you, your “Muse,” and your entire family. “Black Arrow” struck a familiar chord, I’m going to have to Google it up and see what I have forgotten.
    Thanks again,

  54. kanzensakura says:

    Your blogs are amazing. I am humbled that a person of your talent liked a poem of mind and that you are now following my blog. Thank you. i am going to enjoy so much following you as well. I have been writing since I became Beatle crazy – 48 years. i finally decided to come out of the closet and do a blog. I doubt I will be published but I am happy when people like something I did. Again, thank you.

  55. nightlake says:

    Thank you so very much for the follow. Your poems are amazing:) your style of writing seems unique

  56. The Bumble Files says:

    Congratulations on your published works and making your writing career a reality. I know that is so difficult to do and I am always in awe of someone who can make it happen. In your case, it seems as though you were meant to do this. I look forward to reading your posts in the future.

  57. Thanks for liking my Author Interview !

  58. Love your literary history

  59. Thank you for following my blog. I am happy to meet you! Linda

  60. Robyn Lee says:

    So pleased you Muse persuaded you to forge forward… most talented and have enjoyed exploring your work this evening! Live your Bliss my friend ~ it is the way 🙂 Robyn Lee

  61. Julie Catherine says:

    Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog – and for tweeting my poem, “Missing You”! I’m honored by your kindness. I’m exploring (and following) your blog now, and like what I see! ~ Julie 🙂

  62. Thank you Chris for visiting and following MoE’s art, kind regards, Gregory.

  63. stunoss says:

    Hey Chris

    thanks for the follow on http://www.solqushorts.com

    Be wonderful if you fancy contributing a short or two to the site… give us an email if you are interested


  64. adeeyoyo says:

    I like your style, Chris. I’ll be back again… hopefully more regularly!

  65. lorlie6 says:

    Hi Chris-amazing stuff! I am afraid I may have done something wrong with your words, though. I am baby-new to my “TheAuthorLink.com” and went to ‘press’ your lovely writings and I may have taken them as my own. I don’t know enough about WP to fix this or even how to see if I did in fact do so.
    So sorry if I did, it was purely unintentional.
    Hope we can remain ‘friends’!

  66. Shawn Bird says:

    Hey Chris- Hi from LinkedIn. I was born the same year, and my grandfather lived in Hoy Lake West Kirby! (34 Birket Rd). Mind you, that was 1901- before he abandoned his wife with 3 small children, moved to Canada, married my grandmother, had 3 more small children and abandoned them… Not a family man apparently, but it took awhile for him to figure that out.

    I look forward to following your blog!

  67. Zellie M. Quinn says:

    Just changed mine, http://zelliemquinn.wordpress.com/ I like your picture in the ‘about’ – I’m looking for one for my new design, to put in my ‘about’- I think your blog has cool personality/ design!

  68. lol no, not humming a blog tune – signing up. LOL

  69. Good luck with the new blog! i’m singing up for new post. 😀

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