Thank you for having me. I’m delighted to be here.
First up, please tell us about your connection to Wales
I moved to north Wales when I was six and my family still live there. My step-father is Welsh and he is the man who raised me. Identity and what shapes us is something I’m fascinated by – and thematically it’s what my first novel, Bloodmining explores (a second edition, renamed The Family Line, is to be released in the summer). Many of the settings in the novel – Harlech, Shell Island, Bangor, Anglesey – were places visited for holidays as a child and young adult. And the town in Redemption Song, Coed Mawr, is inspired by Llandudno; anyone who knows the town will see this immediately. It’s another of my favourite…
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