This page highlights some of the authors who’ve had books published with us. More new authors / books being added every month.
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Gillian Griffiths was born in Bridgend, South Wales and has lived in and around Wales all her life. She worked for over 23 years at the headquarters of South Wales Police before leaving to pursue a career as a self-employed artist. She now divides her time between creating a florilegium of the plants and flowers of Cowbridge Physic Garden and writing fiction. ‘Crazy Paving’ is her first novel and it draws on a deep love of the beautiful coastline of South Wales and a belief that age is merely a number.
A first collection of poems by English writer Anita Namyslo. Anita spent her childhood in Warwickshire before attending the University of Warwick. She studied teacher training at the University of Durham and then taught at the Inlingua School of Languages in the Black Forest, south-west Germany. Since 2003 she has been a freelance trainer for Business English. She has loved writing poems since she was six years old.
Having told his son and daughter the story of ‘Matthew And The Front Room Railway’ when they were young, Stephen now in his early seventies, found himself retelling the story to his granddaughter. With the introduction of lockdown measures in the UK, he took the opportunity to put pen to paper and produce his first fantasy novel.
A children’s writer from Llanelli. An experienced primary school teacher, on retirement she began to research into the imaginary minds of children and their world of literature and writing.
She published the successful ‘Magic Islands series,’ – a resource used in schools all over the UK.
Angela Edwards Rigby
Cardiff-based poet Angela Rigby has produced two collections of subtle, yet sharply observed poetry. These poems are light in touch, with original turns of phrase and unique points of view. Many have been published in magazines and online and are collected here for the first time along with new poems. This is her second collection, her first, ‘A Rose In Snow’ was published in 2020.
Born in Pontypridd, South Wales, she qualified as a journalist in Cardiff in the 1980s and went on to write for national and regional newspapers and magazines, including Record Mirror and the Big Issue Cymru. Steph was one of the team of journalists who created the Western Mail website icwales, which later became known as Wales Online. In 2015, she joined community radio station GTFM in her hometown, as a newsreader and presenter.
Steve was born and brought up in south Wales. He married Sue and moved to Australia in 1981. Returning to Wales in 1993, he took up sailing, after completing a BA Hons with the Open University. He spends much of his leisure time in the tropics, which he loves.
Steve is a prolific writer and has produced a number of collections.
Sally Spedding was born by the sea near Porthcawl and studied Sculpture at Manchester and St. Martin’s, London. While an exhibiting artist and full-time teacher, she won an international short story competition and was approached by an agent. Wringland, set in haunted Fen country, was published in 2001. Sally is twice winner of the international Welsh Poetry Competition and works as a full-time author.
Moira Andrew is a former headteacher who has lectured creative writing at the University of Glamorgan, written a number of books (many for children), including eight, highly-praised poetry collections.
Angie Butler has performed her work on a variety of platforms including the UK and Kenya. She also holds the Guinness Book of World Records for gathering the most pirates together. This is her first poetry book, a collaboration with accomplished poet and friend, Moira.
Jim has been climbing since 1978 and considers himself an experienced mountaineer but not an expert. He has enough skills to climb at high altitude but the stories are more about the journey and not the technical aspects. From being a Munro climber in Scotland he went on to climb a 20,000 foot mountain in Nepal – the trip of a lifetime! But he kept going back!
‘A time traveller arrives in Wales in the year 2033 to find a peaceful and thriving country. He falls in love and plans to make a life in this new version of his homeland – only to be forced back to his own time. Searching for a way back, he finds himself in a dystopian mirror-universe version of his beloved nation, and despairs. Will he find his way back to the golden future that he saw was possible? Will Wales? This is the first translation into English of the classic Welsh-language time-travel novel, written in 1957.’
A lovely, short collection of heartfelt poetry by Irish writer Elizabeth Donnelly.
Illustrated with beautiful watercolour paintings by Lynsey Donnelly.
Rhys Lloyd was born in the 1960s, is a proud Celt, husband and father. He lives in London and Brighton.
Sandpiper is his first published work. Set from the 1960s through to beyond the present day, it is an imagining of how a man’s life could play out.
William Furley benefited from the freedoms of the European Union when he moved from London to S. Germany at the age of twenty-three and eventually became Associate Professor of Greek at Heidelberg University until his retirement to London in 2019.
He has collected here poems published over the decades in literary magazines and read at readings, and many not previously published.
Keith J Roberts
A Swansea writer with an interest in Second World War history. His last book ‘Electric Avenue’, published in 2010, tells the story of the well known ‘Morrison Electricar’ battery electric commercial vehicles.
Within This War is the story of a Birmingham family whose daughter comes to work in a munitions factory in mid Wales. Friendships are quickly formed and life seems rosy. But initial happiness soon turns to sorrow as tragedy strikes this close-knit group of girls.
Find out how he swapped the sofa for the hills as he becomes a super-fit mountaineer scaling hundreds of Munros and Corbetts on a journey of discovery that lasts over 10 years.
Will he achieve his goal? And what comes next in the life of this passionate adventurer?
Winner of the Max Aub International Story Competition & Winner of the Gabriel Miró Short Story Prize.
A killer camera. A haunted suit. An impossible love. Music that can’t be heard, a terrifying phobia, an extraordinary shoe.
A fantastic collection of award-winning short stories translated from the Spanish by Welsh writer Jim McCarthy.
R. M. Kain
R. M. Kain is an exciting new author who writes fast-paced, military-style thrillers based in various locations around south Wales.
“Gritty, and entertaining, with a fair dose of squaddie humour. Jock of the Bay is the fabulous debut novel from exciting new author R M Kain.” – Deb McEwan
L. Penelope OAP
A new author who behind the confident public persona is a woman judged to be highly assertive and highly needy. Forming relationships with men 24/7 was not in her wish list or, latterly, her bucket list. She finally found good loving, occasional mind blowing sex and some heartache in her 40s. With the help of cosmetic surgery, gym sessions, and a reasonably healthy diet she’s still going strong in her 70s. Will she succeed and find the elusive combination of lust and love fuelled commitment whilst maintaining her independence?
Searching for Parker is full of wry, poignant, often funny memories of a successful career and a turbulent personal life.
Biology graduate Abhay Singh, who completed a MSc in Ecological Genetics at Cardiff University, shares numerous scientific theories, mixed with his own mortality, life story and religious upbringing in India to explain why all actions on Earth are guided by the reality of the soul.
Body, Mind and Spirit explores the scientific explanations for our consciousness.
G. D. Jones
G. D. Jones, is a Bridgend based writer that likes to ask questions about our very existence. Author of ‘The Future Assassin’, ‘Theory Tales’, ‘Extra Terrestrial Wrestlers’ and ‘Gypsy Campfire Stories’ he attempts to answer those intriguing questions that have plagued mankind since the beginning of time. Who are we? And where have we come from? An original, fantasy short story writer.
Michael James was born and brought up in the Rhondda Valley in south Wales where his love of mountains was formed. He works with disadvantaged children and those with learning difficulties.
This is the true story of how a 75-year-old man trekked to Poon Hill, in the Himalayas, to raise funds and awareness for two Christian charities he works with, The Leprosy Mission and the Rainbow of Hope.
Robert Graham was born in 1961 in the poorly deprived area of Aston in Birmingham. Moving to Wales at the age of six months old, he describes himself as a true Welshman; even though his father was Scottish and his mother Irish.
At sixteen he went on to join the navy, travelling the world and experiencing firsthand the horrors of war.
Lesley Williams lives in Swansea. After a long career in Social Services, early retirement gave her the opportunity to attend a variety of writing courses run by the University. She has performed her work locally as a member of the ‘Garage Players’ and continues to meet monthly with a small group of Swansea poets.
This moving collection of poetry and prose – ‘Meanderings of the Mind’ – draws upon many of her own heartfelt personal experiences.
David Urwin’s poetry has been published in on-line magazines such as ‘I am not a silent poet’ and his haiku in ‘Blithe Spirit’, the journal of the ‘British Haiku Society’. He has a loyal and respectful following in south-west Wales where he regularly reads his work live, including his ‘performance poetry’.
‘Plain Song from the Backstreets of Silence’ is David Urwin’s second collection of poetry, following ‘Towards Humanity’, (Pinewood Press, 2015). He recommends reading the poems out loud, and disturbing the silence… for just a little while.
Penelope Callow is the pen name of children’s author Penelope Garland. Penelope was born in South Wales to a Welsh Father and Manx Mother. Her life took her to Paris, France where she settled into married life as a teenage bride. She returned to live in Wales after living and working there but never forgetting her beloved island… Penelope hopes that this is the first of many children’s books to come!
HB was born on the sunny side of a Welsh hillside on the 26th and the 28th of November in the Year of the Horse. Yes, right from the ‘Oops!’ moment that led to conception, life was clearly programmed to be a laugh a minute, sometimes two. For the past three years – from Brexit and Trumpety Trump to Social Media and Huawei – he has embraced the joy and the doolallyness of the passing parade as observed from the grassy knoll, essentially with hat set at a jaunty angle and a little ball bouncing along above the words. Happy days.
Hubert Tsarko is the pen name of John Short. Born in Liverpool, he grew up on the edges of Lancashire and went from school to study Comparative Religion at Leeds University. Later he spent some years in the south of Europe working in fields and factories and as an English teacher in Spain before settling for a long period in Athens. At the end of 2007 he emerged from an obscure neighbourhood of Piraeus to get a laptop and submit work to magazines.
This autobiography is one of Shelf Unbound’s ‘Best Books for 2019′. The title, a parting quip by Brian Clough after Chris interviewed him on radio, sets the ironic tone.
A Cardiff boy, Chris grew up on the streets of postwar Canton, travelled far as teacher and broadcaster, then went through some desperate times before establishing his own national company. But the stars of this book are the family and friends he has loved, sometimes lost, but always remembered and written about so poignantly.
J. Loh Rettig
Born and raised in Malaysia, after graduating from High School, impelled by inquisitiveness and adventures spirit, J. Loh soon left for Europe where she furthered her education and learned a professional occupation in Germany.
After writing her first poem at the age of seventeen J. Loh decided to produce her first book of verse in 2015 and has followed this up with a novella in 2018.
As a professional photographer who has lived in south Wales for over 26 years David has enjoyed discovering the history of this beautiful part of the world and meeting some of it’s many interesting characters. In this, his first novel, he hopes to capture a ‘sense of community’ which has long since been eroded by the winds of time.
A retired primary school headteacher and school inspector, still involved in schools as chair of a local Multi Academy Trust. She lives in Macclesfield and has two children and four lovely grandchildren.
Sue has taken six years to meticulously transcribe a WWI soldier’s diary.
Born in Pontypridd, Pat attended Maesycoed Infants and Junior School and after passing the 11+ went on to Pontypridd Girls’ Grammar School. After leaving school she worked as a Solicitors’ Clerk and later as a secretary to a surveyor. Interested in writing since an early age she has written many poems, short stories for children and adults and a couple of plays. She enjoys reading, crochet work and in the past belonged to a hand weaving group. Her other interests are local history and Celtic languages, particularly Welsh, which her daughter and three granddaughters all speak fluently.
Based in Newport, South Wales.
He has spent almost 20 years in bereavement counselling and has now put in writing his experience – good and bad – of supporting over a thousand people through their grief.
Louise G Cole
Originally from Worcestershire, England Louise now lives in County Roscommon in the west of Ireland.
She writes short stories, flash fiction and poetry, and has been published, and won or been shortlisted, in various literary competitions.
Dr James Henderson
University lecturer James has a doctorate in Astrophysics and is passionate about communicating the wonders of the Universe to the world.
Black holes, quantum physics, space travel and aliens. This book offers an exciting tour around our amazing cosmos.
This great educational book should do just that!
The author is Professor Emeritus in Law in the University of Wales. He worked in many Commonwealth jurisdictions before settling in Wales in 1975. He lives in the Rhondda Valley with his wife, Heather, and their Welsh border collie, Coco. He is 85 years old.
He has published a number of books and academic papers.
Terry Breverton was educated at Manchester and Lancaster universities, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He has spoken on Wales at the North American Festival of Wales at Vancouver and Washington and across Wales, given academic papers in Paris, Thessaloniki, Charleston and Seattle and taught in Milan and Reggio Emilia.
He is a prolific author with over fifty books to his name.
Dr Clyde Hughes
Dr Clyde Hughes lives in Swansea with his wife Anne, two German shepherd dogs, three cats, four Shetland ponies and a cockatoo which are all rescue animals. He runs an animal healing sanctuary and all proceeds from the book ‘Angelic Dowsing’ will go towards the running of the centre. He is qualified in many forms of healing and has been working as a healer for over 30 years.
Cari Glyn is the pen name of Jen Pritchard. Jen was born in Bargoed and has many happy childhood memories growing up in the local community before the pit finally closed. After completing A levels, she left home to study for a BSc at University College, Cardiff and went on to complete a PhD in Zoology. After a 30 year career in education, Jen recently retired and returned to live in S. Wales.
Skye Langdon is the pen name for Gilda Clark. Gilda is a British (Romanian-born) author, currently living in Chester, UK. A keen, dynamic mathematics lecturer, growing a tree of her life, with multiple branches of passions (fine arts, music and writing), intuitive, independent and sensitive to the outside world, with a vivid imagination and adaptability in the face of new challenges. She has a little family, with two children.
Ted Cogdell from Griffithstown, south Wales was conscripted into the first (and only) peacetime militia in July 1939. What was supposed to be six months training turned into seven years of war. His adventures during WWII are truly remarkable. He was awarded the Burma Star, the Arctic Star, the 1939-1945 Star, the Defence Medal and the 1939-45 War Medal. This incredible memoir was written by Ted for his family. Ted was 99 years old when he published this memoir.
Shahilla Barok is a well-respected and highly regarded trainer, with over 20 years of experience in developing people. As a fully qualified teacher, coach and NLP practitioner, Shahilla has helped to develop private individuals and professionals within businesses. She also designs and delivers training and workshops in a number of local authorities, corporations and to embassy staff.
Gillian Brightmore is a fiction and script writer born in Wales and an activist in mental health issues. She has published a number of short stories, most successfully, ‘The Woman who loved Cucumbers’ (Honno Short Fiction – 2002). Her work has appeared in Planet Magazine, Big Issue Cymru, Everywoman Magazine, Roundyhouse, Poetry Online Express, ‘Exchanges: Women Writing in Wales’ (Honno Poetry – 1990) and Velvet Magazine.
Ballet dancer and author Amelie Ash is from Leicestershire. Her debut anthology ‘Epiphany’ documents her battle with anorexia.
Amelie has also had work published in ‘Poetry Rivals 2012’ and ‘Women Writers of the Year 2015’.
Janet Teal Daniel
In 2004, Janet and Ieuan Rhys Daniel left their marital home of twenty-five years in south Wales to live and work in the Shetland Isles. This is the story of their experience and explores themes of attachment, relationships, connection, remoteness and belonging.
Janet runs a successful private practice, counselling from home and working with a range of issues. She particularly enjoys working with couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship. This has brought together her counselling and mediation skills.
At a very young age the author committed a crime, in that he had great difficulty in learning to read. Many years later he was diagnosed as being dyslexic.
These stories are written bearing in mind of the many misunderstood children who have difficulty in reading.
Australia writer James Walton is a masterful artisan with language.
His first poetry collection is simply wonderful.
Marie-Louise Green, born within the sound of Bow Bells could claim to be a Cockney but she dislikes towns and cities, preferring the great outdoors and peace of the countryside. A local writers’ group encouraged her to indulge her love of language and reading. Writing has given her imagination freedom to draw upon past experiences, current affairs and best of all a reason for ‘people watching’. After writing short stories, prose and plays the gauntlet was thrown down ‘So you think you’re a author; prove it!’ This is her first novel.
#1 Amazon Best Seller and award-winning Welsh writer, poet and photographer based in Pontypridd. He has written over 20 books on various subjects; poetry, crime thrillers, self-help, photography & cycling. He runs the world famous Welsh Poetry Competition, setup Writers of Wales and the Poetry Book Awards.
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