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Our Authors

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Alan Bilton is the author of two novels, The Sleepwalkers’ Ball and The Known and Unknown Sea, as well as a collection of short stories, Anywhere Out of the World. He has also written books on silent film, contemporary fiction, and the 1920s. The End of the Yellow House is his third novel.

Peter Black is a graduate of Swansea University, a former member of the Welsh Assembly, Deputy Minister for Local Government in Wales from 2000 to 2003 and has been a Swansea Councillor since 1984. Awarded the CBE for service to public life, he was Lord Mayor of Swansea for the civic year 2019-20. He blogs regularly on political matters at www.peterblack.blogspot.com. Peter can be found on X/Twitter @peterblackwales and on Facebook at peterblack.wales. He is also on Instagram, where you will be able to find many pictures of his cats.

Alana Beth Davies

I have had a number of careers – lecturer, politician, B&B landlady, dollshouse impresario – all while raising my family of 5 daughters, but it wasn’t until I had retired from all of these that I started to write in earnest. In the past few years, I have written and published a novel,  collections of short stories and of poems, and a number of children’s stories. I have helped other aspiring authors by editing their work, and I have self-published books on their behalf.

I gained a Distinction in my MA in Creative Writing at the University of Wales Trinity St Davids in 2023, 

Mike Everley 

I was born in the mining district of South Wales in another time, when coal was still king. Leaving school at fifteen I served an apprenticeship in electrical engineering before studying Philosophy, as a mature student, at Coleg Harlech, Aberystwyth University and the University of Leeds. I couldn’t have been too bad at it as they awarded me an MA and MPhil, probably to get rid of me. While at Aberystwyth I edited the student’s magazine Dragon. However, my real love has always been writing and as a freelance writer I was a member of both the Society of Authors and the National Union of Journalists. My poetry, short stories and articles have appeared in numerous literary magazines, specialist magazines and general interest magazines. For example: New Statesman, Poetry Wales, The New Welsh Review, Cambrensis, Outposts, Window on Wales, Country Quest, Family Tree, Popular Craft and Amateur Gardening and most of the Croner publications. 

Liz Hinds

I’m a dog-loving, ice cream eating, Welsh rugby team supporting, Granny, who tries – but very often fails - to follow Jesus, and who writes because how can I not?

T G Hyde

Glenn Hyde began writing short stories just five years ago. He is meticulous in his research, and his extensive reading is evidenced in his work.. Originally from Merthyr Tydfil, he has been based in Swansea for around fifteen years. He has had some of his fictional works published in Anglo-Welsh anthologies, which he finds particularly gratifying. Glenn studied at the University of Glamorgan and Swansea University where he gained a BA First class honours in History. He has been inspired by writers such as Guy De Maupassant, Ray Bradbury, Emile Zola and others, particularly by their ability to put so much into relatively few pages. Readers may also recognise the influence of TV shows such as The Twilight zone and Black Mirror.

Tony Irwin

Alana Jenkins is an 8 year old girl who loves to read and to. write. She also ejoys gynmastics, playing the violin, and of course she loves her pets.

Carolyn Lewis is a novelist, short story writer and creative writing tutor. She is the author of two novels, Missing Nancy and How to Keep Time. Her collection of prize-winning stories, Some Sort of Twilight was published in 2022. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Swansea University. She has also published two text books based on her teaching methods.

Dawn Llewellyn-Price is a writer living in the Maritime Quarter of Swansea, in South Wales, but spends half the year in the south of Spain. Both these environments are culturally rich, providing a wealth of experiences ready to work their way down her fingertips onto a keyboard, creating endless ideas. She has been a columnist for newspapers and magazines in both countries for years, including Swansea’s own South Wales Evening Post, publishing fiction and non-fiction in UK glossy magazines and producing a screenplay.

Simone Mansell-Broome

Simone is a Welsh-born writer, optimist and entrepreneur who’s passionate about the environment. She’s published in magazines, ezines and anthologies. She’s been commissioned to write both for ITV and local West Wales venues. Her latest project was editing an eco-anthology – ‘Words on Troubled Waters’ - about the river Teifi. Simone mostly writes poetry, but she’s also published prose and children’s fiction.

www.simonemansellbroome.com.

Paula Montez

I have always been captivated by poetry, and especially the rhyming type. This inspired me to write my own, and I find it an entertaining way of expressing an idea or observation. My short poems are on Instagram: @paula_montez_poetry

Jan Murphy was born in 1947 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, and despite physical difficulties, eventually trained as a registered general nurse in 1965 and then specialised in occupational health nursing, working in many factories, offices etc until her journey took her to British Telecom International as a Senior Nursing Officer, where, aged 41, she met partner number 3, who whisked her away from London and off to Swansea, where her spiritual journey began in earnest. 

Timothy Pope I.P.H.M. is an experienced Humanistic and Person-Centred Counsellor. He is also a fully qualified Master Energy Healer and Master Matrix Energetics Energy Practitioner. He has worked with individuals using a range of techniques since the late-1990s.

Lynn Roberts  served in the South Wales constabulary for 30 years, retiring as a Detective Chief Inspector and head of the force drug squad. He brings his vast experience of major crime and drugs operations to his writing of crime novels. 

Richard E Rock AKA Rhydderch Wilson

Rhydderch is a horror author who writes under the name of Richard E. Rock (what he calls his ‘immortal name’). His first novel DEEP LEVEL was published by Darkstroke Books in October 2020. His second, FRENZY ISLAND, was published by Cranthorpe Millner in October 2022.

In his past lives he has been a commercial scriptwriter in the radio industry and a fairly regular contributor to both Viz Comic and newsthump.co.uk.. He lives with his girlfriend and their cat. If you’re looking for him, you’ll probably find him wedged up against the barrier at a heavy metal gig, for that is his natural habitat.

Carys Smith, a former teacher and manager, has six published novels, three volumes of short stories, and one slim book of poetry. She has also co-produced a book for open-water swimmers called 'I Swim to Breathe.' All her writings are adult fiction. They deal with issues that will resonate with everyone.

Ann Marie Thomas AKA A.M. Thomas

Writing poetry and making up stories since she was a child, Ann Marie only began to write for publication when her children left home. She has since self-published five medieval history books, a collection called Stories from Medieval Gower, and four science fiction novels - a series called Flight of the Kestrel. Following a major stroke, she published a collection of poems written mostly in hospital, a surprisingly cheerful collection called My Stroke of Inspiration. She has also written a Christian help book, Blinded by the Light.

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David Huw Thomas has lived in the village of Pwll, in his home town of Llanelli, south Wales, for all of his life – so far! After working in the retail sector for many years, he has now put pen to paper, documenting past and present, and giving his own world view on the things he sees around him

Judith Waters writes gentle, magical stories for children of all ages and abilities in her Jolly Fun series of books. They are full of memorable characters presented in her own unique style.

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