Participants of the Christmas Book Fair December 10th


Lisa Shambrook is a sensory writer who will lift your spirit and steal your heart. A love of life in West Wales, rich in legend and lore, heavily influence her lyrical and emotional writing.

Find her novels ‘Beneath the Rainbow’, ‘Beneath the Old Oak’ and ‘Beneath the Distant Star’ at www.lisashambrook.com and she blogs as The Last Krystallos.writer and delves into sensitive subject matters that will lift your spirit and steal your heart.

You can find her Hope Within novels at www.lisashambrook.com and she blogs as www.thelastkrystallos.wordpress.com

In regards to my contact details, for the public I have a contact page on my website www.lisashambrook.com and FB www.facebook.com/LisaShambrookAuthor and on Twitter @LisaShambrook

Judith Barrow grew up in a small village in the Pennines and moved to Pembrokeshire in 1978. She has a MA in Creative Writing, BA
(Hons) in Literature and a Diploma in Drama. Her work has appeared in several Honno anthologies and her first novel, Pattern of Shadows, was published in 2010, followed by the sequel, Changing Patterns in 2013. The last of the trilogy, Living in the Shadows, was published in 2015. She has had short stories, reviews and articles published throughout the UK and has written several plays. She is also a creative writing tutor for Pembrokeshire County Council.
Her titles include the trilogy Pattern of Shadows, Changing Patterns and Living in the Shadows, and Silent Trauma.
http://www.judithbarrow.com

https://judithbarrowblog.com/



Christoph Fischer was born in Germany but now lives in Llandeilo with his partner and three
Labradoodles to complete their family. He writes 20th Historical Fiction, contemporary family dramas and crime fiction. Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline.
Website: http://www.christophfischerbooks.com/
Blog: http://writerchristophfischer.wordpress.com/
Goodreads:
Amazon: http://ow.ly/BtveY
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CFFBooks


Kate Glanville was born in West Africa to Irish. Kate now lives in the village of Bethlehem on the edge on The Brecon Beacons National Park with her three children, four cats, a crazy dog, a rabbit and three sheep . She graduated with a degree in fashion design at Central St. Martins and worked in the textile industry before becoming a ceramic artist. Kate's tableware designs have been sold in shops and galleries all over the world including Liberty, Conran Shop, Fortnum & Masons and Fired Earth. Among her many
customers Kate has produced ceramics for The Prince of Wales, Madonna, Roger Daltry and Robbie Williams. Despite a successful career as a visual artist Kate has been writing stories since the age of eight! A Perfect Home (published in 2012 by Penguin US under the name Kitty Glanville)and Heartstones are her first two novels, both published by Accent Press in the UK and in Germany and Norway. Stargazing is published by Accent in the UK in 2016 and also in Germany. Kate is currently working on her fourth novel.
https://www.facebook.com/kateglanvilleauthor/?ref=hl
website www.kateglanville.com

Dr Alan Goodwin,  Llandeilo
86 year old retired after 20 years as a Consultant Paediatrician, Carmarthen.
Previously a G.P for 6 years in Perth and Bunbury, Western Australia.
Then 2 years British Medical Team in Luang Prabang, Laos until 1969.
Widely travelled in the Far East.   Started writing with my first laptop in 2003.
Written one novel, and a two volume Autobiography.


Judith Arnopp’s first Tudor novel, The Winchester Goose: at the court of Henry VIII is still her best seller while The Kiss of the Concubine: a story of Anne Boleyn; Intractable Heart: the story of Katheryn Parr, and A Song of Sixpence: the story of Elizabeth or York and Perkin Warbeck also sell well and receive excellent reviews.
Judith is currently working on a trilogy tracing the life of Margaret Beaufort, the mother of King Henry VII. Book One of The Beaufort Chronicles will be called The Beaufort Bride will be available later on in 2016.
www.juditharnopp.com
http://author.to/juditharnoppbooks
https://www.facebook.com/Historical-fiction-by-Judith-Arnopp--124828370880823/
And Twitter: @juditharnopp

Living in Carmarthenshire,

Graham Watkins writes in a variety of genres including Welsh mythology and Welsh Historical fiction. He's also published business help books, a novel about the Boer War and, most recently, Alternative 3 a science fiction, conspiracy novel just released as a feature film 'Packing for Mars'.


Carol Lovekin
is a writer, feminist and flâneuse. Her home is in the beautiful countryside of West Wales, a place whose legends and landscape inform her writing. She writes contemporary fiction in which the everyday is threaded with elements of magic. 
Ghostbird 
is Carol's first traditionally published novel. It was released on 17th March 2016 by Honno, the Welsh Women's Press. 
The book was chosen as Waterstones Wales & Welsh Independent Bookshops 'Book Of The Month' for April 2016  & longlisted for the Guardian's 'Not the Booker' prize.***





Wendy White grew up in Llanelli and studied at Lampeter University. She worked as a library assistant before training to become a primary school teacher and has taught at schools in Berkshire and Carmarthenshire. She is an award-winning author of children’s books. Welsh Cakes and Custard and Three Cheers for Wales are about the adventures of Betsi Wyn and Emyr Rhys and feature their grandparents too, Mam-gu and Da-cu. Each book includes five stories with a strong Welsh flavour, a child-friendly recipe and some traditional songs. Wendy writes for adults under the pen name Sara Gethin. Find Wendy here:  FaceBook: http://bit.ly/29GiikW

 John Nicholl, an ex police officer, child protection social worker, manager and lecturer, has written three dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which are Amazon international bestsellers, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John lives in West Wales with his family. He can be contacted via his author website at:http://www.johnnicholl.com


Dave Lewis is a writer from Pontypridd. He has written for the BBC, is organizer of the international Welsh Poetry Competition and has been featured in magazines all over the world. He has published thirteen books to date, including a number of critically acclaimed poetry collections as well as a crime thriller trilogy based in Wales and Africa. His latest book is a humorous cycling diary featuring a loop of Wales.

For more details visit his website – www.david-lewis.co.uk

 David Thorpe is a well-published writer who believes that with imagination we can change the world. His novel Stormteller led to his presence on the first Hay Festival cli-fi panel; Hybrids  was called “stunningly clever” by The Times. He is a writer and commissioner/editor of comics/graphic novels for Marvel Comics, HarperCollins, and other publishers; co-founder of the London Screenwriters Workshop and the author of over 10 non-fiction books and 1000s of articles on sustainable living and green energy. He also runs a writing class in Llandovery.


 Nina Milton is most well known for her crime fiction series The Shaman Mysteries Series, published by Midnight Ink Books (Llewellyn Worldwide); In the Moors (2013) Unraveled Visions (2014) and Beneath the Tor (2015). There are all available from Amazon, Waterstones online and selected stores via the Welsh Book Council.
Since 1995 she’s been publishing books for children and her  prize-winning short stories have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University. She works for the Open College of the Arts and is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
She was born, educated and raised her two children in the City of Bristol but now lives in west Wales with husband James, where she grows veg and keeps chickens.
J
oin her on her vibrant blog site,  http://www.kitchentablewriters.blogspot.com or her Facebook Pages; The Shaman Mysteries and Kitchen Table Writers
Greg Howes is a genealogist, writer and historical researcher based in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales, UK. Greg has lived in Carmarthenshire for the last twenty five years, though originates from Thame in Oxfordshire, England, UK.

Greg's work as a researcher has seen him present (and research for) family history programmes on television for both the BBC and ITV channels. He has taught family history (and horticulture, in his younger days) and featured on national and local radio stations answering questions and giving advice on family history and the historical landscape.

He has written many articles for various magazines on subjects as diverse as local history, dating and archiving old photographs, and the history of woodland and ancient trees in the landscape.


Welsh born blogger and writer Hugh Roberts recently moved back to Abergavenny.  He writes about all kinds of everyday life and what it brings.  He has always enjoyed writing and does not allow the fact that he suffers from a mild form of dyslexia to stop him writing.
An author of short stories, Hugh is hoping to publish his first book of short stories in 2016.  He has also started writing his first novel which is based around his life when he first moved to London.
He leads a very happy and positive life which he shares with his Civil Partner, John, and their Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Toby.
On his blog he writes about life, because he finds it so fascinating and has also recently got interested in photography.  You will also find some of his short stories, poetry and photography on his blog.  He is a huge supporter of other writers, authors and bloggers and very much enjoys becoming a member of their blogging communities.
Blog: http://hughsviewsandnews.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobertHughes05

Google+: https://plus.google.com/108647661887874692677/posts



JOHN THOMPSON
I was born in the district of Eton in 1942, and spent a happy and carefree childhood in the rural setting of Old Windsor. I went to the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 1965 with an Honours Degree in History. I followed this by reading for an M.A. in American History at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.I taught at a private school in London on my return to the U.K., and eventually became side-tracked into Law, reading for an external degree from the University of London and then taking the Bar examinations in 1976. I spent the next two decades as a practising barrister.
I am a keen member of my local writing group, Llanelli Writers’ Circle, which provides excellent support and critical analysis. Over the last decade or so I have specialised mainly in short stories, and have won awards from the ‘National Association of Writers’ Groups’ and been short-listed several times in other competitions, notably those contained in ‘Writing Magazine’, which I would recommend to any aspiring writer.


Thorne Moore was born in Luton but has lived in in the back of beyond in Pembrokeshire for 32 years. She has degrees in History and Law, worked in a library and ran a family restaurant as well as a craft business making miniature furniture. Her two novels, psychological crime mysteries, published by Honno, are ‘A Time For Silence’ and ‘Motherlove’ and a third, ‘The Unravelling,’ will be published in July.
Website www.thornemoore.co.uk
FB: thornemoorenovelist
Twitter @ThorneMoore
Amazon page: http://amzn.to/1Ruu9m1


Born in Wales, Sally Spedding’s dark crime fiction, often straying into horror and the paranormal, is a response to people and places which are not what they seem. Where danger lurks. ‘Wringland,’ set on the haunted Fens, was her first published novel in 2001. Her latest, ‘The Yellowhammer’s Cradle’ – her ninth – set in rural Argyll during the Clearances, is out now. Her award-winning short stories and poetry inspired both in Wales and France, have also been widely published.   
Sally has adjudicated national and international writing competitions, and enjoys helping new talent succeed. She is married to the painter Jeffrey Spedding, and they spend part of the year in the eastern Pyrenees where timeslips occur.        www.sallyspedding.com
www.facebook.com/sally.s


Alys Einion is a Swansea-based novelist and lecturer, originally from the South Wales valleys, with a background in midwifery and women’s health and a lifelong love of women, nature, books and writing.  Her novel Inshallah was published by Honno in 2014. She lives with her teenage son, two cats and more books than she could ever hope to count.
Blog: www.alyseinion.wordpress.com
Twitter @alyseinion

Facebook: Alys Einion



 Kate Murray
Kate Murray was told she would never write… But from an early age she wanted to tell stories. So she told them, all the time, to anyone who would listen. At the age of twenty four she was diagnosed with dyslexia and suddenly the world of the written word was open to her. Now she writes from her workshop, which she calls her shed, in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains. Kate is writing her way out of dyslexia.
You can see what she is up to on her blog (http://kate0murray.com/).
So far she has written three selections of short stories, one murder mystery and a horror. Of those, the horror, The Gone, is about to get a sequel and there is also a disaster on the horizon.
Kate loves to make her stories come to life and to create strong female characters.
@the_toymaker



 Born in 1953 in London but brought up in West Africa and educated in boarding school, Josephine Hammond went on to University College London where she graduated with a degree in French and Italian. After working briefly in France she settled into married life in England and had four sons, three of whom are triplets. She taught languages for many years then, after moving to Pembrokeshire, escaped into her own business selling hampers of local produce by mail order as well as taking an MA in Creative Writing at Trinity College Carmarthen.
She has published three books, Battle in Iraq, about World War 1 and the part played by her grandfather, Adelina Patti, Queen of Song, and most recently Wilderness & Paradise about women explorers of the Arabian desert. She is a regular speaker at the Tenby Arts Festival giving talks on a range of different artists the latest one being about Joséphine Baker and has given talks to Creative Writing groups, WWDFAS and the King George Fund for Sailors

Liz Riley Jones is the pen name of Sam Holland, a sculptor who lives and works in Kent.

It was the sculpture that Sam made of Dic Evans, an RNLI hero from Moelfre, Anglesey that reunited Sam with her family roots on the island.

Thomas Idwal Jones, her grandfather, was one of Dic's lifelong friends, yet it was a chance phone call from the Moelfre Partnership, over ten years ago, that took Sam to Anglesey and changed her life. Since then, an interest in Celtic mythology, history and identity has culminated in the story of Hiraeth - a mixture of personal experience, fantasy and homage to the great Celtic tales of the Mabinogion and the Irish Ulster Cycle. Inspired by her continuing struggle to learn Welsh, the Hiraeth trilogy also highlights the battle of all the Celtic languages to survive.
Sarah Jane Butfield is an award-winning author of travel and nursing memoirs. In addition, to her writing, she also works as freelance columnist, blogger and mentor to new authors at Rukia Publishing.
@SarahJanewrites
https://www.facebook.com/sarahjane.butfield.9
blog : sarahjanebutfield-glass-half-full.blogspot.co.uk




In 1972, Wendy Steele came home from the Tutankhamun exhibition and wrote about her experience, beginning a writing journey which she still travels. Since working in the City BC (Before Children), she has trained in alternative therapies, belly dance and writing. Wendy combines these three disciplines to give balance to her life.

Her first novel 'Destiny of Angels' was published in 2012, closely followed by two short story anthologies and a non-fiction book 'Wendy Woo's Year – A Pocketful of Smiles', an inspirational guide, offering ideas, meditations and recipes to make every precious day, a happy one.
 
Moving to Wales, the fulfilment of a 15 year dream, inspired her to write the Standing Stone book series, set in Wales in the countryside she loves.

Writing workshops in Wales widened her writing perspective and the resulting short stories have been published online and in anthologies.

An enforced break in the summer led to a new novel ‘The Naked Witch’, soon to be published, embracing the new genre of WitchLit.

Wendy writes fiction, with a dollop of magic, exploring the 'what if...?' the starting point for all her stories. She lives with her partner and cats, restoring her farmhouse and immersing herself in the natural world on her doorstep.

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Colin R Parsons is a children's and YA fiction author. He was born in Rhondda Valley South Wales and lives in South Wales with his wife Janice. He has two sons Kristoffer and Ryan.
Colin has written many books in different genres. He loves science fiction, fantasy, supernatural and steam punk.
He loves reading as well as writing novels. If you like fast paced action with a sprinkling of danger and interesting characters, you'll love Colin's books.
Website http://www.colinrparsons.com
Twitter @colinrparsonslives

Will Macmillan Jones lives in Wales, a lovely green, verdant land with a rich cultural heritage.  He does his best to support this heritage by drinking the local beer and shouting loud
encouragement whenever International Rugby is on the TV.  A fifty something lover of blues, rock and jazz he has just fulfilled a lifetime ambition by filling an entire wall of his home office with (full) bookcases.  When not writing, he is usually lost with the help of a satnav on top of a large hill in the middle of nowhere.
His major comic fantasy series, released by Red Kite Publishing, can be found at:
www.thebannedunderground.com
and information on his other work: horror and children’s books and poetry and stuff in general at :
www.willmacmillanjones.com
www.willmacmillanjones.wordpress.com
And Facebook https://www.facebook.com/william.macmillanjones
And Twitter  @macmillanjones

Experienced writer Julie McGowan has had 4 books published as well as numerous short stories and features in women’s magazines and national publications.  She also writes drama and panto scripts. Her 2nd  novel has just been published in Germany by Random House and her 3rd novel, set in Wales, has topped the Amazon Kindle charts.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliemcgowan1
Twitter:  @juliemcg1
Website: www.juliemcgowan.com
Publisher: www.sunpenny.com


David J Jeremiah was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1972 and practised law in London for twelve years before pursuing the remainder of his career overseas. He lived on small islands for twenty five years – in the South Pacific, the South Atlantic, the West Indies and the Channel Islands. For six years he was the Attorney General of the remote island of Saint Helena, where he first had the idea of writing about the historical links between the island and Shakespeare’s last play, The Tempest.




Hayley "Haloquin" Addis is an Enchantress, weaving magic through words in storytelling and teaching about real Faery magic. She is the author of "Your Faery Magic" (non-fiction) and the creator of storytelling show The Goblin Circus(fantastical), with an illustrated storybook in the works! When not writing or making magic Hayley dances, studies for her Philosophy Doctorate and dabbles in arts and crafts. Despite running a circus she still can't juggle. Find her at www.aworldenchanted.com /www.thegoblincircus.com 

Sharon Tregenza is an award winning children’s author. She was born and brought up in Cornwall but has lived in several countries including, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates.
Her debut novel “TARANTULA TIDE” won the Kelpie’s Prize and the Heart of Hawick Award. “THE SHIVER STONE” is a children’s mystery/adventure set in Pembrokeshire, and is published by Firefly Press. It was short listed for the Tir na n-Og and the Somerset Teachers Award.
Sharon has an MA in Creative Writing and another MA in Writing for Young People. She is a member of the Society of Authors, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Scattered Authors Society.
www.sharontregenza.com
www.faceboook.com/sharontregenzabooks
twitter.com/Sharontregenza

Rachel McGrath grew up in Redcliffe, just by the seaside in Queensland, Australia. In her earlier years she studied business, and worked in both Melbourne and Brisbane, before moving to the United Kingdom in her early thirties.
She currently lives in Hertfordshire, where she met and married her husband, and has a professional career in human resources. Rachel has always had a passion for writing both fiction and non-fiction.
Since her early teens, she has created many short stories as well as smaller pieces that have never been published. Finding the Rainbow was her first published work, a memoir capturing a difficult time in her life. She is passionate about sharing this with a wider audience. She has since published several children's books and a short story anthology. 
website - rachelmcgrath.net
Twitter - @rjg27
Facebook - www.facebook.com/rachelmcgrathauthor
Google - https://plus.google.com/u/2/+RachelMcGrathAuthor



Dr Jen Llywelyn wrote her PhD thesis on George M. Ll. Davies (1880-1949), a charismatic and complex man; he is still revered by many in Wales as a
pacifist and peace-maker, who went to prison for his beliefs. Jen was born in Gloucestershire, but her Welsh blood called her to move here in 1997. She lives in rural Ceredigion, has learned Welsh, and is a writer and editor. She loves her family, her cat, jazz, art, and reading.
Twitter: @Penbrynhir
jen_llywelyn@yahoo.co.uk

Carole Ann Smith lives in Loughor, is a writer and poet and runs the successful Llanelli Writers’ Circle as secretary. Her short stories and poetry have been published in a number of journals and magazines and have won national competitions. She is the editor of the annual periodical Amrywiaeth Llanelli Miscellany – now in its 30th year. As an amateur photographer she also enjoys combining words and pictures – the pictures very often providing the inspiration.

 Writing as N Williams and N C Williams, Nigel Williams was born in November of 1960 in Abercrave in the Swansea Valley, South Wales.

In 1981, he joined the Metropolitan Police and was posted to Brixton at the time of the race riots.
In 1984, Nigel transferred to South Wales Police and worked for the rest of his fourteen years service as a traffic officer and an armed V.I.P and Special Escort Group driver; involved in many of the Royal visits to the Principality. His police service was cut short in 1994 when he was hit by a stolen car and fractured his spine. He was forced to retire but was awarded seven commendations during his service with the Welsh force.
During his recovery, he returned to education and achieved a first-class honours degree in fine art. This was followed by a teaching qualification at Cardiff University and a Master's degree in fine art.
He keeps himself busy by watching rugby, reading, writing, painting and learning to fly.
Website: http://www.nigel-williams.biz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nigel.williams.14661 Twitter: http://bit.ly/29oF1oQ



Sarada is an Indian artist and writer, resident in the U.K. since 1973 and in Wales since 1990. Born in Singapore she worked as a journalist for local newspapers. When she arrived in London, she looked set to read law, but then spent the next two decades raising a family; writing for the Northampton and Milton Keynes weeklies during this time.
She has exhibited her artwork in various venues in England and Wales and offered story-telling workshops through art, drama and writing in schools and universities; and also art therapy for mental health patients. The Hindu Story-Telling workshops also involved writing, as part of the National Curriculum in schools, colleges and universities.
Sarada has won awards in mini-tales in the ‘National Association of Writers’ Groups’ in Durham, the ‘Travel Award’ in 2009 and the ‘President’s Award’ in 2010 in the local writers’ circle and has had a few of her short stories published in both the University’s Anthology ‘Shadow Plays’ in 2010 and more recently in the local writer's group's ‘Athena’.

Most recently Sarada has published 'Meenakshi Devi -The Green Goddess -The Warrior Princess', the illustrated story of the famous ruler of Madurai, 'Savitri' and 'Ganesha - Ten Tales'.  She is a regular contributor to: www. indianinformer.com


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