Author has written 13 stories for Horror, and Romance.
S'up. Name's Connor. Seventeen years old. I'm from England originally but I live in Ireland now. I like to write, but I guess that's pretty obvious. Most of the time I write about teenagers doing things they shouldn't be doing, and most of the time these teenagers have mental deficiencies like depression, anxiety and insomnia. It's not that I suffer from any of these things, it's not that I'm some sort of tortured artist or something, I just find these sorts of problems pretty damn interesting. Also, I have a tendency to write in this weird, spaced-out way, and I usually write in the first person, so kids with mental problems narrating their lives is the perfect marriage of how I write and what I want to write about. Drug abuse, sexual violence and other such pleasant things like murder and self-harm also feature prominently in my work -- but, as I stated before, these are not reflections of my own life; just topics that I find interesting, in a sort of morbid, fucked-up way. Most of the books I read I enjoy because, in some way, no matter how small that way might be, I can relate to the characters and events in the book. Less Than Zero, by Bret Easton Ellis, is probably my favourite book of all time. Clay, the book's main character and narrator, really resonates with me. There's something about him -- the dead, vacant, nihilistic way he views the world -- that I find intensely intriguing and easy to relate to. In the novel, Clay can no longer relate to his friends, and, for all his unsettling silence and sense of disassociation, there's a feeling that he strives for something else, something different. For a while there, for a couple of months (during which I read the book), I felt very much the same. The novel hit hard and deep, and it never really left me -- never will, I don't think. Other than Less Than Zero, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is also another of my favourite books. I'm reading it right now for school, but, knowing that the tedium of analyzing it for exams would ruin it for me, I took a day at the start of the school year to sit down and read it front-to-back -- even the introduction. It completely blew me away, but in a different way to Less Than Zero. I think it was mostly the language and descriptions of The Great Gatsby that I found so compelling. There's a poetic flair to it that really worms its way inside you and stays there, getting stronger and stronger every time you think of it. S t o r i e s : Where Two Bodies Lie - Tells the story of an Irish teenager called Elliot, who lives in a small sea-side town called Creedon. Hopelessly depressed and having increasingly disturbing hallucinations brought on by drugs and stress, Elliot narrates his day-to-day activities one summer. His account of that summer is bizarre and disjointed, and soon we get the idea that Elliot is losing touch with what is real and what is not.