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Culhwch and Olwen publishing on 6th June.

Culhwch and Olwen publishing on 6th June.

I’m delighted to reveal the cover for Culhwch and Olwen (designed and illustrated by Efa Lois. Published by Graffeg Press. )

Publication is on 6th June, and it will be great to see a project I have long wanted to write out in the world.

This is the earliest full Arthurian tale, an explosion of giants, magic boars, cauldrons, swords and talking animals. It’s one of my favourite stories. Hope you enjoy it.

 

 

Poetry Wales

Poetry Wales

Poetry Wales I’m delighted to have a poem in the most recent edition of Wales’ premier poetry magazine, Poetry Wales. Dylan Eil Ton is about a character in the Mabinogi who appears only briefly and then runs away from his own story. As most of us would like to, probably, at some time! I am… Continue reading

The Yellow Nineties Launch.

The Yellow Nineties Launch.

The Yellow Nineties was launched at Atlantis Bookshop in London last week with a very receptive and friendly audience. The booklet is the third in the London Adventures series published by the Three Impostors Press. The first two in the series are House of Flies by Iain Sinclair and Alice of London Fields by Xiaolu Guo. Each is… Continue reading

Lachrymere

Lachrymere

Someone is stealing the Tears of Sapphique…   Readers who enjoyed the first two Incarceron novels may be interested to hear that I am now writing a third. Lachrymere is well underway, and it’s early days as yet, but I am very much enjoying re-visiting the dark and dangerous world of the Prison and the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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