Laurie Smith

Queensland, Australia with my wife Lorelle.

Laurie Smith

Queensland, Australia with my wife Lorelle.

If someone were to ask, 'Laurie, just who are you?" I would probably come up with some smart arsed, glib reply and say, 'Well, I'm me, who do you think I am?" They would mutter and walk away shaking their head, vowing never to ask it again. Now the subject has been broached, I will ask the question, "Laurie, who are you?" This calls for navel gazing, inner reflection and the need to break down the layers that my ego has placed there over the years. When I've removed the lint from said navel and peered into the depths of my psyche I have some idea about the inner me. After all, isn't that what this writing lark is all about? Dredging up the dark, the dirty and edgy bits that stick like dried scraps in the drain of your life. You know the bits, no matter how much we flush and scrape the residue is still hanging on. I nurture it, tease it out and blog about it, don't fret it's not all gloom. I love pictures and delight in sharing what I see through the camera lens. The same applies to my life experiences, I look back through the lens of my memory and share the pictures in prose and poetry, ballad and tale. I don't Photoshop my memories, they come out in RAW format. Every pixel bright and shiny for those who wish to look. If you want to join me on life's long and winding road step up and read the posts. The who is sorted now for the where. Born in the north of England I found myself dragged kicking and screaming onto a migrant ship heading for Australia at the tender age of nine. It took about two days of hot weather and I've loved the place ever since. Finally the what. I'm retired and loving it, writing gritty crime novels now takes up my time. Read my blog, what I used to do for a living is all in there.

  • Work
    • Retired and loving every minute of it.
  • Education
    • Reached grade eight and started work. Life filled in the other bits.