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Caerleon Festival Lit on the Lawn Day

Caerleon Festival Lit on the Lawn Day

I will be taking part in a panel event at this years Caerleon Arts Festival as part of the Lit on the Lawn day. There’s a great line-up of poets and speakers throughout the day from 11.30am, and the venue is the wonderful garden of the Priory Hotel.

I will be joining Jon Gower and Matthew Giles Rees. Each of us have contributed a short story to the Three Impostors Wentwood Tales project, a limited print series of strange and eerie stories influenced by Arthur Machen, who was of course born in Caerleon..

My contribution is called The Tunnel, and will be available after the event. The print run is 200. More details of the story and how you can get it at the Three Impostors website.

Details of the Caerleon event here.

Welcome to the new site

Welcome to the new site

Welcome to the redesigned website. Please sign up to the newsletter- even if you have before, because I will be running it now and sending out regular news of new books, events etc. The cover for the Clockwork Crow was revealed on the Family Bookworms blog and a lovely design it is. The book is… Continue reading

Coming in October: The Clockwork Crow

Coming in October: The Clockwork Crow

My next novel The Clockwork Crow will be published by Firefly Books in October. We’re still finalizing the cover, but when it’s ready I’ll put it up for everyone to see. Here’s the link for Firefly’s announcement. Magical middle grade adventure coming soon from Catherine Fisher … The book is for children rather than Young… Continue reading

Last few places for Ty newydd course

Last few places for Ty newydd course

There are still a very few places on the Myths and Legends in YA Fiction course next week at Ty Newydd. Come and join Kevin Crossley-Holland, Katherine Langrish and myself by the sea to discuss the Mabinogi, the Norse gods, fairytales and fantasy. Book now here! Continue reading

Working on new book

Working on new book

I haven’t posted any news for a while because I have been working on a few new projects, including a new poetry collection, which is called The Bramble King. I am also writing a book for younger readers (9-12) called The Clockwork Crow. It’s set in a very bitter winter and I’m having to use… Continue reading

Celtic Myth in Children’s Literature

Celtic Myth in Children’s Literature

Dr Dimitra Fimi’s new book is out shortly, and it looks great. I’m honoured that my book Darkhenge is discussed, and its relationship to the Taliesin myth explored. Dimitra and I had a great discussion on Welsh legends, folktales, Taliesin, Ceridwen and other fascinating things in a cafe in Cardiff last year,  and now I’m… Continue reading

Advance news – YA Myth and Legend Course

Advance news – YA Myth and Legend Course

I will be co-tutoring a course on Writing Fiction and Poetry for YA using myth and Legends at Ty Newydd in October 2017. A long way off, as yet, but places are limited. My co tutor is Kevin Crossley-Holland, author of the Arthur trilogy and eminent folklorist, www.kevincrossley-holland.com  and our guest reader  is Katherine Langrish.… Continue reading

At the Worlds End in free book pack

At the Worlds End in free book pack

It’s great news that AT THE WORLD’S END has been selected to be part of the 40 book pack that Booktrust is giving FREE to schools in England. Anyone who teaches Year 7 can apply and there are some fantastic authors there. I only wish Welsh schools could get them. Here’s the link www.booktrust.org/programmes/secondary/school-library-pack/ I… Continue reading