Jonny Newell has always had a love of the rock 'n' roll mixed with the dark and mysterious which inspired him to write . A musician for over 30 years, Jonny lives in Queensland Australia with his wife Vickie and sons. When Jonny’s not playing or writing or recording music you’ll most probably find him either renovating around the house or simply lying by the pool with a drink in hand or just maybe ... he’s swirling something deep within his mixed-up little mind for his next story.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Immigrating and leaving England on my 2nd birthday, I arrived In Australia on New Year's Day 1963. My parent's moved us to Mt Cotton Qld when it was still very country and small back then, very much a farm life. I think that upbringing does influence everything in my writing as I believe it is where my imagination comes from as I was alone a lot.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing back in high school but about 10 years ago when something just clicked inside to make me start, but it was very sporadic back then. In the last few years (especially in my current break from music) it has surfaced again and the enjoyment and fulfilment I get from it has surprised me.
Welcome to 'Thirteen'! A book of 13 short stories, poems and lyrics for the adult lovers of the horror and suspense! What's so scary about a ginger cat, a teenage girl, a father or a swimming pool? Well there's one way to find out! So dim the lights and put your feet up for you're about to enter the DARK!
The Flair would've been as famous as The Rolling Stones if they'd only sold as many records! Join the 'The Flair' as they take to the road and the life of a Not-So famous cover band starting way back in the 70's set in Australia. Guaranteed laughs filled with an over-abundance of schoolyard humour mixed with a good ol' dose of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll!
'Broken' by Jonny Newell is an anthology of 6 short stories from the dark side about life, death, love and loneliness. If you have a desire for the dark, mischievous and a taste of classic horror then 'Broken' will surely appeal. Adult humour mixed with classic horror themes is the best description of 'Broken'.