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M.R. Hume

Writer, Poet, Creative Procrastinator


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My full time job is being a husband, father, and working at a UK university. But my spare time (the little of it that I can find), is often taken up with writing (obviously), listening to music, gaming, and watching (quality) TV.  
I began writing as a teenager, initially songs and lyrics for the various bands I was in, and then progressing to poetry (sometimes really bad poetry), and nspired by some of my favourite authors I began writing short stories as well. 
You could say I am old to writing, yet new to publishing, as with the ease of being able to publish e-books these days, I have begun doing just that. Aging at an exponential rate, I am still a child, out of kilter with time and place. I am inspired by myth, woodland, yeast fermentation, shilly-shallying, and cats! 
With any of my writing I hope that the reader comes with a positive attitude and open mind, and leaves with a little more enjoyment in their life.


Books that have influenced me:

The Stand - Stephen King
At The Mountains of Madness - H.P. Lovecraft
Perfume - Patrick Süskind
Legend - David Gemmell
Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Elric of Melniboné - Michael Moorcock
Conan of Cimmeria - Robert E. Howard
The Years of Rice and Salt - Kim Stanley Robinson
The Damnation Game - Clive Barker
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Pompey - Jonathan Meades
The Circus of Dr Lao - Charles G. Finney
Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs

Poets that have influenced me:

John Betjeman
T.S. Eliot
Matsuo Bashō
Allen Ginsberg
Michael Ondaatje
Jim Morrison
Thomas Hardy
Dylan Thomas
Allice Oswald
Pam Ayres
Edgar Allan Poe
John Ashbery


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