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.

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  1. Hey,
    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


  2. 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!



  3. 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!


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


  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. 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 !


  8. 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.


  9. 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.



  10. 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!


  11. 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,


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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


  15. 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 🙂


  16. 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’!


  17. 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!


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