Stephen Jansen. Freelance writer of screenplays, novels and plays. Co owner the Chance Factory Ltd theatre company between 2004-2007. Plays performed in UK, Germany and Australia. Signed to UK Trade and Investment Media Consultancy UK and Ahn & Simrock Verlag Theatre Agency in Hamburg. Published in Los Angeles based Powys Media Space 1999 anthology Shepherd Moon. Novels for sale on Amazon. Worked as researcher for UK TV’s Most Haunted. A co-written novel based on the touring experiences of ex-Hawkwind bass player Harvey Bainbridge. Freelancer on the E-Lance website. Screenplays and Novels written for clients in America, Canada and Australia. Screenwriting lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire January to June 2014. Signed to Glannant-Ty Publishers (UK & USA)
When did you first start writing?
In 1991 I had a short story published. But I had written notes and plots before then, I wanted to make them better before I sent anything out, so 1991 was the year zero.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was looking for something different to write and someone introduced me to Harvey Bainbridge who is an ex member of the rock band Hawkwind. We agreed on a fictional story based on his touring experiences in Europe & USA so I set about creating a chase/caper novel. It wasn't difficult, as there were plenty of adventures much stranger than fiction.
larry bain battles the daily hazards of staying sane on tour with a gathering of crazed musicians, deranged fans, freaked out road crews, psychotic lawyers, twisted managers and the memory of the band’s dead singer.