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I was born in Inverness in 1949 and have lived in East Kilbride, London (near Heathrow), and Saudi Arabia (for ten years). I am now retired and have lived in Spain for the past nine years. I love music especially Dylan, Van, Bruce, The Smiths, Joy Division, The Clash,. but I really love it all and still get a thrill when I hear something new.…
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Colum Sanson-Regan was born in Ireland and started his creative career busiking on the streets of Cork and Dublin. His first solo album, GO, enjoyed a spot in the top five download charts, and songs from it have been featured in documentaries, compilations, and educational materials. He regularly performs in Cardiff, Wales where he now lives with his wife Kerry and two daughters. Colum attended…
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Having been passionate about writing since being able to hold a pen, D.E.Kendall is determined to make a difference for the better. As well as writing fiction and poetry, D.E.Kendall enjoys writing to benefit charitable organisations too. Life experiences have given much inspiration to D.E.Kendall's writing, enabling stories to stem from the heart.
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Dee Dickens lives in Pontypridd with her daughter Person, Noah, husband, Phil and their two cats. She is a student of English Literature and Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She’s a trainee adult and a mouthy goddess. She is also very fond of ribs.
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Denis has provided Americas, Middle East and Business Commentary to global television (BBC, itv, Al Jazeera, CNN), radio and magazines and newspapers for the last 14 years. An American/British journalist and author, he is based in Wales. As Editor of UK Progressive Magazine, he is a frequent political, business and Middle East analyst and contributor.
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We welcome posts from intelligent, entertaining, and informative writers. This post is from one of our guest contributors.
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James Morgan-Jones was born and brought up on the borders of East London and Essex. His mother was Welsh and his father from the East End. He trained as a professional actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and worked for several years in the theatre. After a serious accident he retrained as a feline behaviourist and now lives in West…
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I have a passion for conservation, an in-depth knowledge about African wildlife and an obsession with giraffe having spent countless hours monitoring these animals and collecting their poo! This was for scientific purposes. I have a wealth of fascinating African wildlife factoids (often utterly useless) and love learning trivia about wildlife. Did you know that dung beetles can navigate by the milky way? And the…
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John F. Wake has presented talks on Wales and its attractions around the world, from Washington DC to Dubai. He has also penned plays performed at various Cardiff locations and the Edinburgh Festival. John has VIP-chauffeured many world-famous people on their visits to Wales. He joined the Cardiff City Police in 1965 and posted to Bute Street (Tiger Bay) police station, then became a Detective…
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Kevin McAlpin is the author of Virtual Facilitation and Meetings, and the founder and Chief Learning Officer of Performance Coaching International. His books are informed by over 20 years spent delivering thousands of hours of in-person and online sessions on leadership, trust and courageous conversations. Clients include the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FedEx, Cancer Research and 47 of the FTSE 100 companies, from Barclays…
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Lis spent 34 years working in music education, latterly as a schools adviser and OFSTED inspector, before leaving education in 2008 to set up her own photography business. She co-wrote a series of books to support the classroom music curriculum. Lis lives in Royal Wootton Bassett with her husband Conrad, with whom she shares a love of music and films.
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M K Jones was born in South Wales and moved around the UK and Europe as student, teacher, holiday rep, and HR manager. Her passion for genealogy began when her mother researched her Irish immigrant family. She now undertakes research projects for friends and family. Having recently discovered via a DNA test that she is 66% Celt, Mary is currently in touch with a number…
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Mark Hume-Jones was taught how to write television script by Gerry Anderson, the legendary producer of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, UFO and other world-famous sci-fi television series. Mark co-wrote and co-produced his first television pilot, Starwatch, in 1984 - which featured Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee. He has contributed to the Guinness and Virgin Encyclopedias of Popular Music. Mark writes in many genres, but achieved bestselling…
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A lifetime experience of babies beginning with the births of my sisters, my own babies and grandchildren, plus a long career as an intensive care nurse, midwife and maternity nurse, in hospitals and the community. As a maternity nurse, with a record of 64 babies, so far, I am in the unique position of having spent many weeks/months, in 24 hourly contact/care of new born…
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Nick McAlpin is Wordcatcher's Marketing & PR Assistant. Outside of his love of reading sci-fi, his fun fact at (Zoom) parties is that he once spent ten days in complete silence, meditating. Nick is also a freelance journalist, and if you have a keen eye, you might spot him in The Independent, The New Arab or the Byline Times.
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Originally from Cardiff, Norena Shopland has a Master’s degree in heritage studies. She has worked for the British Museum, National Museums Scotland and the Museum of London among leading heritage organisations. Now specialising in researching, recording and promoting LGBT+, women’s and Welsh histories she is responsible for a number of ground-breaking projects; including the first project in Wales to look at placing sexual orientation and…
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Patrick Bailey is a professional writer mainly in the fields of mental health, addiction, and living in recovery. He attempts to stay on top of the latest news in the addiction and the mental health world and enjoy writing about these topics to break the stigma associated with them. Patrick's website: https://www.patrickbaileys.com/
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They say that to be a good scientist one must have a good imagination. Ray Noyes would like to think that his time spent at CERN, the home of the Large Hadron Collider, so exercised his imagination to prepare it for writing satirical books about Horatio Evans. Ray studied under a Zen master for some twenty years or so and eventually was given permission to…
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Ross Lane was born in the Cynon Valley in 1975. Educated at Aberdare Boy’s Comprehensive School and later the University Of Glamorgan where he obtained a BA (Hons) in English Literature, History, Philosophy & Psychology. As an avid creative he has been involved in many performance types from orchestras, swing bands, rock ensembles, short film and movie production both from a writing and performance perspective.…
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Sam Smith is editor of The Journal (once 'of Contemporary Anglo-Scandinavian Poetry'), and publisher of Original Plus books. He has been a psychiatric nurse, residential social worker, milkman, plumber, laboratory analyst, groundsman, sailor, computer operator, scaffolder, gardener, painter & decorator........ working at anything, in fact, which paid the rent, enabled him to raise his three daughters and which didn’t get too much in the way…
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Sarada Thompson is an Indian artist and writer, resident in the U.K. since 1973. Born in Singapore, she worked as a journalist for local newspapers. Upon arriving in London Sarada was set to read law, though instead spent the next two decades raising a family, whilst writing for the Northampton and Milton Keynes weeklies. Sarada has won many literary awards. She’s also conducted story-telling workshops…
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Suzie Good is a children’s author inspired by making up rhymes and stories to entertain her own children. Suzie has written children’s books in verse with the hope of engaging children in, and reminding parents of, the beauty of rhyme. Suzie’s joy of all things literary also manifests itself in her career as an English Literature teacher. She has taught for the past 20 years,…
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