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Coming this year; STARSPILL.

Coming this year; STARSPILL.

Happy 2024.

It promises to be a busy year.

My new children’s fantasy novel STARSPILL will be published this year from Firefly Press, probably in October. Set in a Fog-bound town where the cats can talk, it features falling stars, a labyrinthine Map and a Wolf that swallowed the Sun. I hope it will be a lot of fun for everyone, and as soon as I have a cover image it will be posted here!

My new version of CULHWCH AND OLWEN, the medieval Welsh story full of comedy and adventure, should appear from Graffeg in July, in an illustrated version. Any schools that would like a talk and reading from this please contact me via the contact form.

I will also be publishing THE YELLOW NINETIES, a pamphlet in the Three Impostors Press London Adventures series, reflecting on that time in the development of weird fiction- not a children’s story, more of an essay/short story on a period and a writer, Arthur Machen, who has always interested me.

Look out for further updates soon.

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Coming soon! Culhwch and Olwen

Coming soon! Culhwch and Olwen

http://https;//graffeg.com/blogs/news/author-announcement-1I’ I’m delighted to announce that my new version of the ancient Welsh story of Culhwch and Olwen will be appearing next year from Graffeg. It’s a story that has always fascinated me, and trying to shape it into a new form was a real joy. Culhwch, a prince born in a pig sty, is… Continue reading

News about new work

News about new work

I have been working on a few projects that should start to appear soon. My next novel for children will appear from Firefly Press next year. STARSPILL is a fantasy tale with falling stars, a bookshop, and a hundred cats. Everything you ever wanted, really. I have also completed a version of the Welsh story… Continue reading

Y Fran Glocwaith

Y Fran Glocwaith

Mor hapus i weld Y Fran Glocwaith yn Gymraeg o’r diwedd! Delighted to see the Clockwork Crow in Welsh, as part of Firefly’s new Welsh language list. AR WERTH NAWR! ON SALE NOW! Continue reading

A Batch of older books for sale.

A Batch of older books for sale.

I have found a box of copies of older books, all perfect condition paperbacks, all first editions. They are listed below. If anyone is interested, the price will be £5 for paperbacks which includes postage (UK only please) and of course they will be signed. If you are interested in anything or have any enquiries… Continue reading

Red Gloves Publishes 16th September

Red Gloves Publishes 16th September

The Red Gloves and Other Stories will be published on 16th September by Firefly Press, in a lovely little hardback with red sprayed edges and a bookmark. The illustrations for each chapter are by the wonderful Anne Glenn, who also did the covers for the Clockwork Crow trilogy; they are highly atmospheric. It was a… Continue reading

The Red Gloves and Other Stories.

The Red Gloves and Other Stories.

I’m delighted that  a short story collection, The Red Gloves and Other Stories will be published from Firefly Press in September 2021. It’s a gathering of nine stories, some reprinted from previous collections, some entirely new. All have themes of the strange and fantastic and many have connections with Wales and myths and legends. It… Continue reading

Publication Day for The Midnight Swan

Publication Day for The Midnight Swan

Today is publication day for The Midnight Swan, final book in the Clockwork Crow Trilogy. It is such a great feeling to have all three books out and the story complete! Also published recently is the USA edition of Clockwork Crow, from Walker Books in a lovely hardback. And here’s Sam the cat admiring it. Continue reading

Clockwork Crow published in USA

Clockwork Crow published in USA

Today is the day that Walker Books publish The Clockwork Crow in their lovely hardback edition. It looks superb, and let’s hope it sells well for Christmas! In other news, here in the UK The Midnight Swan will appear from Firefly on October 1st. I am really looking forward to seeing the completed trilogy.   Continue reading

Thirty Years since The Conjuror’s Game.

Thirty Years since The Conjuror’s Game.

Amazingly I find it’s thirty years since my first children’s book. THE CONJUROR’S GAME was published by The Bodley Head in 1990. Obviously it was a great thrill for a young author to work with such a legendary press. They produced a lovely hardback with a cover design by John Vernon Lord which I still… Continue reading