Ian Lewis

Welcome to the storymachine

A writing site by Ian Lewis.

I put my first book together aged nine. It was a Christmas story bound in a tasteful cover made from wrapping-paper over card, and was written for and dedicated to my little sister. After that, I kept on writing because I couldn’t stop. Not that I ever tried.

Otherwise, I've been lucky to have been paid for a lot - but far from all - of my writing. I've written the books listed on this site. I've written hundreds of factual video and television scripts, most of which I also directed. I write magazine articles. I wrote several scripts for the tv animation series Mona the Vampire, a project I discovered and developed. I've written and directed films. Most recently, a film about change in a Herefordshire village, A Parcel of Time, which has collected a few awards.

But you always want to do something different. So I'm working on some more fiction, and a stage play. And we'll see what happens... 

I live in rural Herefordshire in the west of England, and in Vienna (Austria), and I love the contrast between the country and the European city.

And the storymachine? The Internet is full of story machines now, but I first registered this domain - storymachine.co.uk - in 1999, so I think my claim is as good as anyone's.

All words and images on this site © Ian Lewis except where otherwise credited.