Photography by Hollie Wilson

Ashley Lloyd Smith is an award winning writer, director and actor.  He has had his plays performed on three continents.

He was recently awarded Greek International Novel of the Year in Athens, for his first novel Pizza with Jimbob & Twoforks.

In 2018 his story The Last Day of Jean was runner up in Derby Book Festivals 50 word bookmark competition.  

Recently he co-founded Writing for Children Writers Group at Quad, Derby and has been short-listed in a number of other literary prizes.

His much anticipated first novel is out now. BUY HERE


Ashley’s background is in theatre; writing, directing and acting.  He is a Drama graduate of Aberystwyth University and post graduate of the University of Surrey.  He now lectures at the University of Derby and other institutions.

He started writing his first published novel, Pizza with Jimbob & Twoforks, whilst on a romantic Valentine’s weekend staying in a Tipi; about a man who murders his wife, regrets it and searches for salvation.

His second novel, nearing completion, How I earned my Midpoint bumper sticker, takes on the growing waves of anti-feminist propaganda through the friendship of a promiscuous Canadian stand-up comedienne and an English stay-at-home husband, on a road trip through America.  

He has written over a hundred micro stories (seventy words or less) and performs these and his other writings around the Midlands.

He has also written a number of children’s novels, based on those he has told his son and friends.   

Ashley blogs on theatre, writing, social issues and his wife’s ambition to walk the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.


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