The picture above was taken at La Tortuga Feliz, a turtle conservation project in Costa Rica, in the summer of 2009. I have been regularly involved in conservation volunteering, having worked in Romania, Estonia, Iceland, the Shetland Islands and the highlands of Scotland. I am also rather fond of cats.
I am proud to have worked with Liz Ashworth, The Origami Bird (Parthian, 2004); Glenda Beagan, winner of the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition and the Trewithen Poetry Prize; writer and scholar, James David Audlin; Carys Bray, winner of the Scott Prize for Short Fiction and author of Sweet Home (Salt, 2012); John Fraser Williams, Scan (Cinnamon, 2012); Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, winner of the Bath Short Story Award in 2013, and author of While No one was Watching (Parthian, 2013); Siân Northey, Yn y Tŷ Hwn (Gomer, 2011); poet and musician Fiona Owen; poet and novelist A.L. Reynolds; Simon Thirsk, short-listed for the Costa Award 2010 for his novel, Not Quite White (Gomer, 2010); Gee Williams, the award-winning author of four short-story collections, most recently A Girl’s Arm (Salt 2012); Samantha Wynne Rhydderch, author of Silk (Seren, 2001), Not in These Shoes and Banjo (Picador, 2008 and 2012), twice shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year Award; with Alistair Sims, writer in residence at the Meillionydd excavations, and his colleagues Prof Raimund Karl and Dr Kate Waddington; and the clinicians and academics of the North Wales Mental Health Research Project.
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