Category Archives: Festival

Llandeilo Lit Fest – Come Along & Say Hello!


The Bank Holiday at the end of April will soon be here, and with it comes a new & exciting event – Llandeilo Literature Festival!

Starting on Thursday, 27th April, there’ll be lots of events to enjoy – readings & book signings, and discussions, including an amazing session with Jasper Fforde, author of the ‘Thursday Next’ series, & Jodi Taylor.

Many of the events are free, but for those that are ticketed, booking in advance is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Find full details of the programme and how to book here: Events

The festival ends with events on Sunday 30th, and with so many wonderful places to eat and gorgeous independent shops to browse in Llandeilo, what could be a better way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend? If you love books – it’s the place to be!

Oh, and I’ll be doing a FREE session on Saturday, 29th @3pm in Eve’s Toyshop. Details here. I’ll be reading from my new book St David’s Day is Cancelled¬†and from my other books too. And I’ll be generally having fun and making a fool of myself with sound effects and silly hats! Bring the children / grandchildren along – or if you’re interested in writing for children yourself, drop by for the session and have a chat afterwards. I’m always happy to talk about writing!20140821_145759-MOTION

And along with lots of other local authors, I’ll have a table in Llandeilo’s Civic Hall during the day on Saturday, where I’ll be selling signed copies of my books. I’ll be very happy to chat about all aspects of writing & getting published in Wales, too. Doors open at 11am – so please come along and say hello!Cwmbran WHSmith

Winchester Writers’ Festival


I’m so pleased that the start of a novel I’m working on for Young Adults has been shortlisted and highly commended by Skylark Literary Agency in the Winchester Writers’ Festival competition. Joanna Moult, director of the agency, described my story as ‘compelling and very readable’, so I’ll continue working on it and who knows, I might have a book for Young Adults published in the future!

The Big Day Out

big-day-out-1I had a great time sharing my stories in the Lambing Shed at Kate Humble’s Big Day Out on her lovely farm in Chepstow. Thank you to the children who volunteered as actors – two turned out to be from my own town of Kidwelly! All of you were great. Here are some photos of the farm and the festival. It’s a lovely place to go for a day out.

Kate Humble on the Lambing Shed stage
Kate Humble on the Lambing Shed stage


Gareth Malone
Gareth Malone teaching the crowd to sing
Willow weaving
Willow weaving