BC Derbyshire


In the 60's I was inspired by Jack Kerouac,Ray Bradbury, J.P. Donleavy, Genet, Rabelais and others to learn how to write books of my own. The first attempts were merely bad pastiche, but slowly I found my own voice. Now retired, I have just begun to publish online. Originally from Ealing, the latter ten years or so of my life have been quite nomadic, moving across south-east England. I am at present, though, happily living in Cardiff, Wales with Tess, who I married earlier this year. I have two grown children who I love very much.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I must have been about 16 or so. I liked to think of myself as a beatnik and a poet. Believe me when I say my poetry was abysmal. My first attempt at writing a book has mercifully slipped from my memory. All I can recall is that the hero was called Mann. I worked hard on that name!
What is your writing process?
I usually start with a word which hits me somehow. Mousehead was a fortuitous misreading of a poster tied to a lamp post. Instantly I knew something of who Mousehead was. The rest came slowly and painfully, as the book describes some of my own experiences of collapsing mentally. Other books have been easier. Think of a story, write the bare bones, outline the chapters then fill in the gaps. And a lot of rewrites!
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Where to find BC Derbyshire online


Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,070. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Aubrey Mousehead is 65, alone and going mad, beset by demons. He is also young Aubrey, a solitary child, growing up in the 50’s in a house full of dusty books; also Mousehead, the hedonistic, idealistic 20-year-old long-haired 60’s drop-out staggering towards disillusionment. And he is to be found in his unpublished novel ‘The Patient’.

BC Derbyshire's tag cloud

disillusionment    god    hippie    madness    memory    redemption    sex