I'm a freelance writer with a patchwork portfolio from novels and short stories to plays and performance poetry - my collection Crumbs from a Spinning World was published by Burning Eye Books in 2016. More recently I've returned to my first interest which is fiction, in 2020 writing The Price of Bread, a novel set in Northern Ireland at the start of the last 'Troubles' - a time I remember from living there myself - and collected together 37 of my short stories under the title of Déjà Lu. Both these books are published by Hobnob Press.
I also have a strong interest in drama, as a playwright and a reviewer, and as co-producer of a pub theatre in Frome in southwest UK, where I participate the summer Arts Festival and Merlin theatre. Frome has a lively arts scene which I write about weekly in my blog, and my ‘alternative history’ of our town, FROME UNZIPPED - from Prehistory to Post-Punk, is also published by Hobnob Press.
I am open to contact from individuals or community groups - email crysse@crysse.com or find me on facebook.