Our Authors

Alan Bryant

After more than thirty years as a member of the Swansea and District Writers’ Circle the group continues to be an on-going influence in my writing. Circle members have enriched my life with kindness, advice and inspiration and I am privileged to count them as friends.

It is a pleasure to be amongst people who share the love of writing…

Ann Marie Thomas

Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only began to write for publication when my children left home.

My ambition was to write science fiction, but, fascinated by Swansea Castle and distracted by a major stroke I researched local history, an interest that culminated in the publication of my first book…

Annabelle Franklin

Annabelle Franklin is the author of two children’s books, Gateway to Magic and The Slapstyx.

Her short story Mercy Dog has been published in award-winning anthology Unforgotten: The Great War 1914-1918 (Accent Press), and her short story Haunted by the Future appears in the Circle’s horror anthology Dark Gathering. She is working on a series…

Dawn Morgan

I live in the Gwendraith Valley in Carmarthenshire and find it’s well worth making the trip to Swansea to see my writing friends at the SDWC, who have always been hugely supportive.

Since joining the Circle, I’ve been inspired to take an MA in Creative Writing at Lampeter, which I finished in 2016. I was thrilled to have a…

Fiona Riley
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I have wanted to write for as long as I can remember, and over the years have written short stories and poetry.  Now I am concentrating on my novel for children and hope to complete the first draft later this year.

I have been a member of SDWC for a number of years (secretary for about four of those) and was involved in the creation of the 2014 anthology ‘Unforgotten…

Gail Williams

Also writes as Abi Barden / GB Williams / Gail B Williams. Gail has lived in Swansea for twenty years, married with grownup children and an imperious cat.

The names Gail B Williams and Abi Barden will be found writing steampunk, the Aether Chronicles was released late 2020. GB Williams is a crime writer, the Locked Series is available from Amazon…

Rhydderch Wilson

I am by profession the Creative Writer in the Commercial Production Department at The Wave and Swansea Sound radio stations. Let me put that another way. I actually am the Commercial Production Department. Yes, it’s a one-man department.

My job involves taking briefs from clients, coming up with ideas for advertising campaigns and then working on…

RJ Spruce

I worked in education for over twenty years, until three years ago when it became impossible to be a lone parent, work full time and raise two autistic children. I decided to write a fun booklet for my nephew, the incentive being to educate him on the subject of alcohol before he became of legal age to drink.

The booklet received positive reviews and I was encouraged…