NJ Ramsden writes mostly short fiction. Influences include Donald Barthelme, H P Lovecraft, J L Borges, Angela Carter, classical mythology, and folktale, but the writers who have helped him along the way are too numerous to list.
He has written two novels (Nothing's Oblong and Scissors/Paper/Stone), a screenplay (Tell Me Lies About Love, based on his short work Love Story as available in the volume 7 Wanders) and a few bad poems. He taught Creative Writing for several years. In his spare time he studies medieval literature, and enjoys playing with synthesizers and a beaten-up old jazz bass.
He lives in West Yorkshire, not too far from where he was born. Funny how it takes a long time to stay in one place, while giving the appearance of movement.