Magic, thrills & mystery
Hi, I write; Sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural & steampunk novels. I also run school workshops with Authors Abroad. My books include: the Wizards' Kingdom trilogy - The Curious World series - Crank Tech One. And soon... Killian Spooks and the Ghosted Children, and House of Darke.
Sci-fi Fantasy Night
I'm doing a Sci-fi/Fantasy night with a Talk and Q&A at Treorchy Library at 6pm on Friday May 2nd 2014. It will be a casual evening to show people what I do, and I hope to take questions at the end.
We need to support libraries in Wales because they are shutting down so many. If you're in Wales around then, drop by, you'll be most welcome.
My next two books are being published
Thanks for dropping by. I'm excited to tell you that my next two books have been accepted by publishers. Killian Spooks and the Ghosted Children and House of Darke are to be published!
House of Darke is being published by Pegasus Elliot Mackensie and, Killian Spooks and the Ghosted Children is being contracted to Whiteley Publishing. These are both traditional publishing deals and, I'm so chuffed. Check out my blog: Well it finally happened!
Gobsmacked by this website message.
I got this message and it tells me what being an author is all about.
Caitlin has sent you the following email message.
Message: I have read Shelly Vendor for the secound time this month, I love it!!! I can`t wait to read your other books, I want to be be a author one day like you, I think you gave me the final boost up when you came to ables writers day, it was quite a long time ago, but I will always remember it, I still have the mini story we wrote with you, Death-Trap, I think I`m going to extend it and trying put it in my own book.
I have also written a whole book, you were really the one who really inspired me to do that.
Letter from Four Lanes Community Primary School
This note was handed to me by the pupils of Four Lanes, after I did the Able Writers workshop on Friday November 22nd 2013.
Dear Colin Parsons
Thank you so very much for doing this Able Writers Workshop, and replacing a regular school day, with a fun, entertaining and all round enjoyable one. It was well worth coming and we feel that you inspired us to write amazing stories. You are hilarious and we just love that you gave us this opportunity.
The Four Lanes Able Writers
Thank you kids. I really enjoyed the day too.
Contact from readers
I received this email from a young reader I met some time back. This is what an author lives for. So, feel free to cantact me in the same way as Rhys Bradbury if you want to keep in touch with my work.
'Hello my name is Rhys and we met a couple of years back at a book signing and you really inspired me. I am only 12.Last year I moved from Wales to Canada.You inspired me to be a writer.So I was wondering if you could make my dream come true. I recently found your two books that you wrote, The Curious world of Shelley Vendor/Katie Hinge. So please get back to me as soon as you can!'
Thank you Rhys and I look forward to hearing from other children too.
Americymru (the bringing together of two cultures)
I've just joined an organisation which has a Welsh/American connection. The co-founder is Ceri Shaw, originally from Cardiff but now living in Portland in Oragon. The work of Americymru is to join the two cultures. Welsh writer's and Welsh American's can promote work and show how the welsh language can link different countries.
Ceri also started a festival in the US called Wordstock. A brilliant festival for the American people to see and read about welsh writing. Wordstock has been going for four years and has 20,000 people visiting every year and growing. Ceri also has an online magazine called Eto. Eto has articles and competitions and feature interviews.
All in all it's to promote the Welsh in America and I support it one hundred percent.
Wizards' Kingdom... 'My dad is a writer, but I don't read his books. I read Wizards' Kingdom and couldn't stop reading it and I thought it was great. It has loads of adventure and loads of fighting and I thought it was brilliant!' Ryan Ellory, son of R J. Ellory (Author of 'A Quiet Belief in Angel's' and 'A Simple Act of Violence.' Published by Orion.)
The Curious World of Shelley Vendor I really enjoyed this book and I think the best part is...um...well all of it really!! Kiera Evans pupil from Beddau in South Wales.