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Seren Poetry Gala at Hay Festival

Seren Poetry Gala at Hay Festival

I took part in an excellent event at the Hay Festival on Monday night- the Seren Poetry Gala, with poets Jonathan Edwards, Rhiannon Hooson and Elizabeth Parker, launching the Borderlands pamphlet from Seren’s new series, and also reading a few poems from The Bramble King. The event was made even more special because the great… Continue reading

Clockwork Crow wins the Tir na n’Og Award.

Clockwork Crow wins the Tir na n’Og Award.

A lot of things seem to have been happening lately! Perhaps the most important is that THE CLOCKWORK CROW has won the Welsh Books Council’s Tir na n’Og Prize, awarded from a shortlist of four, for a children’s book with an authentic Welsh background. The prize, an amazing wooden book, was awarded last week in… Continue reading

The Bramble King published

The Bramble King published

My new poetry collection, THE BRAMBLE KING, is published from Seren books later this month. There’s a glimpse of the cover below. It’s my first collection for a few years, so the poems are fairly varied, through time and subject. Lost rooms, locked castles, many places in Wales and beyond, a lot of weather… and… Continue reading

End of year news

End of year news

It’s been a great end of year, with a lot of success for The Clockwork Crow. It’s been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Prize, and will be judged by schools, along with two other fabulous books. The result is announced on World Book day in March. there have also been lots of gratifying reviews. I… Continue reading

Clockwork Crow on Blue Peter longlist.

Clockwork Crow on Blue Peter longlist.

I’m delighted to be able to say that The Clockwork Crow has been named as one of the 10 books on the longlist for the Blue Peter Prize. www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/awards-and-prizes/current-prizes/blue-peter-book-awards/ The shortlist will be announced on March 6th, and then schools will judge the final winner. Their decision will be made public on World Book Day,… Continue reading

Reviews of the Crow

Reviews of the Crow

There have been some great reviews of Clockwork Crow online and in the Guardian and this month’s Literary Review. Worlds upon Worlds within Worlds Continue reading

Publication Day for Clockwork Crow

Publication Day for Clockwork Crow

I’m delighted that The Clockwork Crow is published in the UK today, from Firefly Press in Wales. Firefly have done a marvellous job and the cover looks wonderful. I hope everyone enjoys the adventures of Seren and the Crow, and enters the wintry world through the Door of Blood and Tears. And yes- they will… Continue reading

Four weeks until the Clockwork Crow takes off!

Four weeks until the Clockwork Crow takes off!

There are just under four weeks to go until THE CLOCKWORK CROW is published by Firefly Press on 4th October. All the editing has been done and the cover is looking great with some very shiny gold foil. It has been very rewarding working on a book for a younger age group for a change,… Continue reading

Publication of The Tunnel

Publication of The Tunnel

Three Impostors Press  http://threeimpostors.co.uk are in the process of publishing a limited edition series of chapbooks called Wentwood Tales.  Each book will contain a short story which pays homage to the great Gwent writer of weird tales, Arthur Machen, both in setting and in the style of the story. I’m please that my contribution, The Tunnel,… Continue reading

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… Continue reading