Bio: My twitter: @kriswasp So, my name. My parents chose to give me a name that could not be shortened, so they give me a short name. Good plan, solid thought process. Except what they did was give me a name that was just a shorter version of a longer name, with a slightly different spelling. As such, my name is spelled incorrectly or extended to some weird degree. Through this my frustration boiled out when for the millionth time exactly (I counted) I was asked: "What is your name short for?" Without thinking I replied "Kriswasp", and thus the name was born. This also works because my surname starts with a 'B', and so at school as there were many people called 'Chris', I was often distinguished by the adding of the letter to my name resulting in 'Kris B' or what sounded like 'Krisbee', therefore again 'Kriswasp'. I like wasps too, so that helps. I'm a proper Lancashire lad, love eating meat pies and chips with gravy. Can't say no to a good real ale. I have quite a large and complicated family, of which I am the oldest. Been writing since 2000, and this is my first attempt at a blog. I will write stuff on commission in the nonsense genre: just give me two nouns, one can be a proper noun. I like to dabble in different genres, although they need a lot more work before I will post them here. I prefer nonsense stories, and am inspired by Edward Lear, Roald Dahl, and Monty Python. I use music extensively to help with my work and will find myself influenced primarily by Modest Mouse, Queen, Dire Straits, The Decemberists, Iron & Wine, The Shins, White Stripes, R.E.M., and Death Cab for Cutie. I was brought up as a Jehovah's Witness until I broke away at the age of 17 and renounced the concept of religious faith entirely when I was 22. As such, quite a lot of my work has religious overtones. I find mythology fascinating, and therefore will try and include elements of all ancient history (including Biblical) in things I create. This extends to fairy tales, particularly the Brother's Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson.