John Mayfield


I am a musician and writer based in the UK. .
Before starting Author Aloud I worked as a sound engineer / director in London and worked on more than 2,000 audio titles, working with everyone from Sir John Gielgud to Spike Milligan.
Incredibly I survived to tell the tale!

The inspiration behind my novel is a book entitled 'Almost Like A Whale' by Steve Jones, which is an updated version of Charles Darwin's 'The Origin of Species.' Steve Jones was kind enough to grant me permission to use quotes from his book to enable me to flesh out the central character, Arnold Matson.

I should add that my style of writing is highly individual and very descriptive. There are no guns, bullets or swearing and if you want "action packed" you have come to the wrong shop. However, if you want to give your imagination a massage you should enjoy the journey. Thanks for dropping by.

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Where to buy in print


Dandruff Hits The Turtleneck
Prunella Scales reading an excerpt from my novel. The whole reading of the first three chapters, with duration of 38 minutes, ia available as a download through Amazon, iTunes etc.


Dandruff Hits The Turtleneck
Price: Free! Words: 44,290. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
An amateur entomologist takes over a backwater public house and is trusted with a secret that must go no further.

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