Stick with the Winners –
Steve Jones grew up on the wind-swept island of Anglesey, North Wales and graduated, in Chemistry, at North London University. His first play, Cracked Eggs was staged at the Finborough Theatre in Earls Court, London. He later co-produced Cracked Eggs as a short film featuring Jared Harris (King George VI in ‘The Crown’), which screened at the Austin, Boston Underground, LA Shorts, and London Independent film festivals. His subsequent plays, Baloopa’s Journey and Hero & Zero, were awarded arts council grants in England, Austria, and Lithuania. Steve is the co-author of ‘Smile Now, Cry Later,’ an addiction/recovery memoir about the life of Freddy Negrete published by Seven Stories Press, New York in August, 2016. He also contributes a regular monthly column to the ‘Keys to Recovery’ newspaper entitled ‘The Hope Interviews.’
Q. What is your preferred form of artistic expression?
A. Literary Fiction, both in terms of reading and writing.
Q. Do you prefer living by the ocean, lake, river, mountaintop or penthouse?
A. Ocean, in an ideal world.
Q. What is your biggest or littlest pet peeve?
A. Biggest: the endless press number and voice recognition options before you get to speak—possibly—with an actual human being.
Q. Who was your biggest influence throughout your life?
A. R.S. Thomas (Welsh poet), Van Gough, Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett and James Joyce
Q. What is your current hobby?
A. Extremely amateur photography using a smartphone/pad. I post to @stevejonespics on Instagram.