Paul Ransom was born in Brighton, England in 1965 and moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1972. After growing up in outer suburbia he studied to be a teacher before getting married and trying to be a proper adult. He worked in the disability sector and taught drama to kids, as well as maths and English to prisoners in a maximum security gaol.
Thereafter, he gigged as a rock journo, film critic and magazine editor. He also did short stints as a nightclub DJ and band manager, in addition to writing PR blurbs and directing a film festival. In the early 2000s Paul almost passed for normal whilst working as a lecturer in the media/arts sector. However, after his marriage ended, he absconded to the tropics, where he went without nice shoes and edited local publications for three years, before relocating to Melbourne to successfully complete a mid-life crisis and become an award winning independent filmmaker.
To date, he has published literally hundreds of articles for various publications, made four very arty rock videos, released two unheralded (and frankly awful) novels, written reams of copy for countless clients and created a blog consisting entirely of love letters.
Shortly after creating As If You Were Listening, Paul published his book The Pointless Revolution! via Everytime Press.
He currently lives in a low rise 1930s apartment building where he ‘plays’ two guitars, feeds birds on the back porch and cuts his own hair. On LinkedIn he refers to himself as a freelance bohemian but in private he likes to regard himself, somewhat mockingly, as a durational performance event.
Should you be intrigued by any of the above, you could investigate the following:
The Pointless Revolution!: https://everytimepress.com/previews/previews-how-to-and-resources/a-taste-of-the-pointless-revolution/
Love letter blog: https://freeloveletters.net/
Arty rock video: https://vimeo.com/87927605