Frank Jones was born in Old Swan, Liverpool, and now lives in Chester. From an early age, he wrote poetry and short stories. Later in life, becoming interested in writing drama, he attended creative writing courses at the Liverpool University Department of Extension Studies and at the Arvon Foundation in Devon tutored by Willy Russell and Adrian Henri.
He became a member of the Liverpool Playhouse Playwrights which led to his stage comedy, Men Only! being performed on the Playhouse Studio theatre. His comedy Jacko’s Big Day was shortlisted (9/900+) in the Radio Times Drama awards, going on to a stage performance on the Unity Theatre, Liverpool.
Moving to Chester, he became a founder member of the Chester Gateway Playwrights, and his ghost stories were a popular feature in the annual, Gateway Halloween Shivers nights. Now renamed, It’s Now or Never! his stage comedy Men Only! was professionally produced on the main house of the Chester Gateway Theatre, receiving excellent reviews and audience reactions. His Christmas rock & roll pantomime Jumping Jack Flash produced by the Liverpool Everyman received excellent reviews and standing ovations every night. It went on to break box office records at the Everyman.
His first novel Her Name Was Charlie is now on sale, together with For You… a collection of his poetry. Apart from poetry and plays, he also enjoys writing children’s stories (ages ranging from pre-school to mid-teen) and writes songs.
He is currently working on his ‘sort of’ autobiography Nearly, but not quite – a beginner's guide to becoming a failure!