My name is Steve Haywood, and I am a keen reader and writer. I live in a small historic city in the North West of England with my wife, daughter and an orange cat called Tig.
I like reading books in many different genres including (but not limited to) science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, thriller, historical, literary, non-fiction and short stories. I'm more inclined to the genre fiction that the literary fiction.
I also like writing, especially short stories. I'm always jumping from one idea to the next, so short stories are a perfect form to write in, as before you are fed up with one idea you've moved on to the next!
As well as writing fiction, I also like writing non-fiction blogs and articles, particulary writing about books, and occasionally other things too.
About Inky Pages
Inky Pages is my personal website, where I post links to my published stories, as well as occasionally posting stories directly on the site itself (sometimes these are reprints where the stories have been published elsewhere, or sometimes stories are first published on the site).
The main part of this site is my blog, where I predominantly write about books, both fiction and non-fiction, short stories, and any other bookish topics. I sometimes post book reviews on here, but prefer writing Top Ten Lists, Reading Guides and other general book related articles. While I do sometimes talk about new books, I am more likely to talk about older books - there's lots of blogs and websites talking about the latest trends and award winners, but I delve into an author's back catalogue, shine a light on forgotten books published 5, 10 or 50 years ago. If writing a Top 10 list, the chances are most of the best books won't have been published in the last couple of years after all.
I don't just write about books, I occasionally post on here about other projects I'm working on, and also sometimes like to talk about films, tv shows, games and assorted other things.
Hope you enjoy. Do please feel free to contact me using the contact form, I'd be delighted to hear from you.