Profile: brian humphreys

About This Author

I began writing when I was six years old. I can still remember the painful thick ear for crayoning on Mum’s newly-hung wallpaper. From that day, I’ve always had a pen and paper close at hand. My creative skills were polished doing self-employed self-assessment tax returns (and if you are reading this and work for the Inland Revenue, I’m only kidding). I became serious about writing in 2009 and in 2010. After failing to find a writer’s group to join, I started my own called Wordsmiths of Weston (WOW), now six years old and still going strong. I entered the Somerset Short Story Competition (SSSC) in 2011 and ‘Don’t Be Daft,Grandad’ made the shortlist. In the 2012 SSSC, I entered ‘Mustn’t Grumble’ and it came third. In the 2013 SSSC, I entered ‘Press Any Key’ and it came second, and ‘Blood Money’ was highly commended. Having finished third and second, my rise to the top of the SSSC was thwarted when in 2014, ‘It’s Time to Roll the Dice’ was commended, and ‘Searching for Mrs Right’ shortlisted. My other two entries, ‘Paula’s Game’ and ‘Angus’s Second Honeymoon’ (which I considered stronger), failed to even make the shortlist. In 2013, I won a one-act play competition at the Theatre in the Hut with ‘The Birds and the Bees’ and came third with ‘Neighbourhood Watch’, and in the 2013 Homestart Bridgwater International Short Story Competition my entry ‘Saving Private Ryan’ made the final shortlist of ten. In 2016, ‘I Demand a Refund’ was one of twelve monologues chosen to be performed live by the Show of Strength theatre group. Writing is now in my blood. Some days I get dressed and some days I don’t, but one thing’s for certain: I’ll be writing. Included in Fifty Shades of Somerset is a story in which all the words begin with the letter ‘s’, and three shape poems as I stretch my boundaries. Some people are compulsive readers, and as a writer, I feel it is my duty to feed their addiction. I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

This Author's Books

BOOK REVIEWS. As an atheist, I lived happily in Brian's World with a wife, 2.4 kids and an overdraft; until, with the help of minor surgery, God removed the remote control from my left hand and sent me to help the poor in Kenya. Was I scared? Do nuclear f....
ISBN: 9781908481528
Published: 1 November 2011
In Professor Bungle, I truly thought I had a friend fur-ever, until he fitted my time-travel collar. ‘Buster,’ he told me confidently, ‘one squeeze of this golden clasp will send you travelling in time, and if you squeeze it again, you will return to me.’....
ISBN: 9781785102615
Published: 12 November 2014
In Professor Bungle, I truly thought I had a friend fur-ever, until he fitted my time-travel collar. ‘Buster,’ he told me confidently, ‘one squeeze of this golden clasp will send you travelling in time, and if you squeeze it again, you will return to me.’....
ISBN: 9781785102530
Published: 10 November 2014
From biblical times to the Bristol riots of 2011, each of these stories take you into a different world, and as you travel in time, so you travel around the world, from darkest Africa to Buckingham Palace, from a Butlins holiday camp to Hell.Stories vary ....
ISBN: 9781781763230
Published: 10 May 2012
Take seventy-three pieces of creative writing from nine completely diverse authors, add award-winning short stories, sublime poetry, romance (both historical and contemporary), and mix them up with love, hate, obsession, humour, sadness, horror, science-f....
ISBN: 9781785108563
Published: 9 June 2015