Ian Ayris

As well as being the author of One Day in the Life of Jason Dean, Ian has forty short stories published online and in print. His debut novel - Abide With Me - was published in 2012 by Caffeine Nights Publishing, and its sequel - April Skies - was published in April 2016. Ian is a qualified counsellor and works as a teaching assistant in a local primary school. At the weekend, Ian indulges his lifelong passion for the Mighty Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club whenever he can. Ian lives in Harold Hill, Essex, with his girlfriend, Karen. He has three children - Mollie, Charlie, and Summer - two guinea pigs by the name of Sanchez and Bob, and a black Labrador called Kobi.

One Day In The Life Of Jason Dean

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

So it is for Jason Dean a hitman, enforcer if you like, lying in the gutter looking up at the stars. In defiance of his brutal upbringing and bullying father, Jason has learned to appreciate fine literature and classical music. At his father's insistence he learns to box from a young age and thus has ensured that he is able to contend with the brutal world he now inhabits.

A story that pulls no punches as we journey with Jason through a typical day, experiencing his highs and his lows. A tale with violence and heart, of normal folk living desperate lives.

The second in our Knuckle Cracking Novella series. Near to the Knuckle are proud to bring you One Day in the Life of Jason Dean by Ian Ayris, author of the critically acclaimed Abide with Me, published by Caffeine Nights.