I’m a #1 Amazon Best Seller and award-winning, Welsh, working class writer, poet and photographer based in Pontypridd. I’ve always lived in Wales except for a short spell in Kenya in 1993-94.

I write content for and still maintain many web sites. I’ve worked for BBC Wales, written local newspaper columns and been published in a number of literary magazines and web sites all over the world.

In 2007 I set up the first ever Welsh Poetry Competition, an international poetry competition aimed at encouraging the wealth of creative writing talent that we all know exists in Wales but currently languishes in the doldrums.

In 2019 I created the Writers of Wales A to Z database, which seeks to highlight the abundance of literary talent either from Wales or with a deep connection to Wales, both past and present.

I also run Publish & Print, a book publishing company that is seeking good writers that have been overlooked by the mainstream publishing industry.

I’ve published numerous books, which can be bought direct from this web site, from all good book stores and are also available for download with Amazon Kindle and other platforms.

My poetry collection, Scratching The Surface is out now in paperback and kindle. I’m thrilled that one of my ‘poetry heroes’ and one of Britain’s greatest poets – Brian Patten – has praised my work! Makes it all worthwhile.

In 2020 I launched the Poetry Book Awards, an international contest that seeks to reward self published poets, indies and small presses by helping to promote great poets overlooked by traditional publishers.

My latest novel, The Welsh Man, is another Welsh noir, gritty, urban novel set in Wales and the UK.

My latest release is a poetry and photography collection – a ‘selected works‘ of my Africa-themed poems. Africa Poems – is out now!

After all, life is short and time is elastic.