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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

The Crystal Stair published this month

The Crystal Stair published this month

The Crystal Stair, a sequel to At the World’s End is published this month from the wonderful Barrington Stoke. Caz and Will have reached the mysterious Settlement but it’s not the paradise they hoped and Caz needs to find out if her father is alive out there in the frozen world….But what horrors await at… Continue reading