I started writing 'Memoirs of a bar steward' in its original form (a TV script called Barstools and Locals) back in 2001 when I myself was a pub bar manager. Over the years I have developed my writing and in 2009 I revisited my very first creative idea, that being one which was inspired by my own life when I was 18 years old, though it would not be a autobiography. Instead I used my knowledge of the pub trade, the crazy social side of it, and my own personal experiences of how it affects someone as young as I was at the time to write a story about a character whose life is a lot crazier than mine was.
I didn't start reading voluntarily until I was 18 years old, until then I was a avid film buff only, which incidental was what introduced me to reading. When Lord of the Rings (Fellowship of the ring) came out in 2001, I was desperate to know what happened next and so I read the book. I soon discovered books were actually better than films as they had the time to develop characters, ideas and storyline more vividly than even the longest film could. Once I finished that book I quickly found myself hungry for more. Though my first book was of the fantasy genre, I actually prefer comedies, biographies and thrillers.
Memoirs of a bar steward follows eighteen year old Jacob Hank Cox as he struggles to make his family’s new business a success and himself a millionaire so that he can finally escape from them all forever. Jacob and his family find themselves moving to a little seaside town because Mother is finally tired of cracking skulls and running the most ruthless gang in the West Midlands, but how has Father, forever in debt, managed to find the thousands of pounds for the new business?
Join Jacob as he battles for success with a little (well, no) help from his idiotically dangerous twin brother Miller, his disastrous best friend Curly and his annoyingly cool younger brother Clint. On their journey they’ll face terrible perils, monstrous foes and maybe even love (or just deadly sex).