Paved with Good Intentions

They’ve just introduced a fast lane in Liverpool. Honestly, in Liverpool. You’d think London would be the first place to get something like that. I’ve heard people in the office talking about it, about how ridiculous it is and how we’re all too busy, moving too quickly through life, but you know what? The people…

Nala

Nala She didn’t remember much these days, but she remembered Nala. Not every day, and not always when she wasn’t there, but the minute Nala walked through the door, my mother’s eyes would light up in recognition. Sometimes, she couldn’t quite recall her name – Nala. I would watch her chasing the letters around her…

The Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award

Once again, the Terry Hetherington Award ceremony was a fantastic event, featuring a cocophany of talented young writers. It was lovely to see new, previously unfeatured winners this year, another testament to the quality of this award, which prioritises the quality of a piece over the history of an entrant. On a personal note, I…

Cartref

Have you ever been really, really cold? I’m talking so cold that you have to fold up in your bed, huddled into yourself, to keep warm. You can feel your bones getting tired and stiff when it’s that cold, and see your own breath in the darkness. That’s how cold we were on our ‘camping…

Welsh Cakes

As the sun sank lower in the sky, casting an umber glow across the horizon, Rhodri took a cloth to the counter top and wiped away the smattering of golden crumbs that had gathered throughout the day. The soft waves rolled a musical backdrop as he worked. No noise came from the cafes nor B&Bs…

The Lies Within by Jane Isaac: Book Review

With an unkown killer still at large and a bereft mother on his hands, Will Jackman re-emerges fresh from resolving the case in Isaac’s most recent novel, Beneath the Ashes.

April offer – free delivery on any book order

Looking for an Easter gift that isn’t all about chocolate? Or just something to keep your kids entertained over the school holidays? Order a copy of Percy the Pompom Bear or Persi’r Arth Pompom by messaging us on Facebook, and receive a book signed by myself with postage absolutely free!

The Lonely Crowd – Issue 6

I’m delighted to have 3 poems featured in Issue 6 of The Lonely Crowd. ‘A mind; shifting,’ ‘Oystermouth,’ and ‘Reaching’ are all intimately personal poems which I am pleased to be able to share. Buy a copy of the anthology, read my thoughts on the composition of the poems, or listen to them read aloud…

Poems and Pints!

Originally posted on Celfypridd:
Poems & Pints We invite you all to a night of poetry, music and beer at Gartholwg Lifelong Learning Centre, Church Village, Pontypridd on Friday 24th March 2017. Artists: Dave Lewis, Rob Cullen, Gerhard Kress, Elizabeth Rhian Elizabeth, Mari Ellis Dunning, Cara Cullen and guests… This FREE event will give a…

Children’s book tour

We’re taking Percy on a little tour around Mid and West Wales this April, with stops at Rhyader Library, Aberystwyth Library, Siop y Pethe and some local schools. As always, there’ll be arts and crafts and opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book in English and Welsh. Mis Ebrill eleni, mi fyddwn yng…

Why I love Penny Shorts

Penny Shorts:  the best new voices in fiction They say there’s no such thing as a free meal, but with Penny Shorts, you really can have your cake and eat it too. Or rather, you can download quality short stories and read them on the bus. Edited by Cathy Horlick, Penny Shorts offers unlimited free…