1:30 pm: Rachel McGrath reads from her children’s book ‘Willow and Coco meet Santa.’
 
Rachel McGrath grew by the beach in Australia, and moved to the UK in her early thirties to pursue her career in Human Resources. Since her early teens she has had ambitions to write professionally, but it wasn’t until 2015 that her first novel, a memoir, was published.
Since then she has published several novels and children’s stories. Her writing has received several literary awards including the People’s Book Prize, Reader’s Favorite and more recently the New Apple Literary Awards.1:00 p.m. Sharon Tregenza reads from her Middle Grade/Mystery Adventure “Shiver Stone” 
 
Sharon Tregenza is an award winning children’s
author. She was born and brought up in Cornwall but has lived in several
countries including, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates.
Her debut
novel “TARANTULA TIDE” won the Kelpie’s Prize and the Heart of Hawick Award.
“THE SHIVER STONE” is a children’s mystery/adventure set in Pembrokeshire, and
is published by Firefly Press. It was short listed for the Tir na n-Og and the
Somerset Teachers Award.
Sharon has an
MA in Creative Writing and another MA in Writing for Young People. She is a
member of the Society of Authors, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and
Illustrators and the Scattered Authors Society.

 

twitter.com/Sharontregenza
 
 
 
Angela Fish is a writer who specialises in intergenerational
communication, women’s Ben and the Spider Gate was published in 2015 and the second, Ben and the Spider Prince was released in May 2016. The
third in the series, Ben and
the Spider Lake
, will be out in September 2016. She is a member of the
London Book Fair Authors’ Club and lives in south Wales.

writing and Welsh Writing in English. She gained her
MPhil in Literature at the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South
Wales) in 1995, and became a principal lecturer there until 2009.  She
also established and directed the Wales Centre for Intergenerational Practice,
based at the university, in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government and
the Beth Johnson Foundation.  Her publications include non-fiction,
fiction, short stories and poetry, often with Welsh and feminist themes, and
she has worked with local schools and communities to improve communication
between the generations. She has been in demand, nationally and
internationally, as a conference presenter and an invited speaker in her field.
Her first book for children,

10:00 am: Book Fair opens with Hayley Addis: “The Goblin Circus” (children & adults) reworking fairy-tales
Hayley “Haloquin” Addis is an Enchantress, weaving magic
through words in storytelling and teaching about real Faery magic. She is the
author of “Your Faery Magic” (non-fiction) and the creator of
storytelling show The Goblin Circus(fantastical), with an illustrated storybook
in the works! When not writing or making magic Hayley dances, studies for her
Philosophy Doctorate and dabbles in arts and crafts. Despite running a circus
she still can’t juggle. Find her at 
www.aworldenchanted.com /www.thegoblincircus.com 
10:45 am: Will MacMillan Jones presents his ‘Enchanted Darkness,’ a performance for children and adults.

 

Will Macmillan
Jones
 writes Dark Fantasy, fantasy he fantasises is
funny, and books for children. Some of his pieces have won awards but he
doesn’t like to talk about that as it draws attention to the fact that other
pieces haven’t.
 
11:15 am: Wendy White, ‘Tir-nan-Og’ winner, reads from her children’s book ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard.’
 
Wendy
White grew up in Llanelli and studied at Lampeter University. She worked as a
library assistant before training to become a primary school teacher and has
taught at schools in Berkshire and Carmarthenshire. She is an award-winning
author of children’s books. Welsh Cakes
and Custard
and Three Cheers for
Wales
are about the adventures of Betsi Wyn and Emyr Rhys and feature their
grandparents too, Mam-gu and Da-cu. Each book includes five stories with a
strong Welsh flavour, a child-friendly recipe and some traditional songs. Wendy
writes for adults under the pen name Sara Gethin.
 
 
 
 

12:15 am: Colin R. Parsons reads his Christmas Story “Norman’s Christmas Spirit”

 
He loves writing for children and young adults in
the genres of: fantasy, sci-fi, steam punk and the supernatural.
He has published many books
including his best selling series Wizards’ Kingdom, also The Curious World of
Shelley Vendor books and his Crank Tech One series.
 
 
Here’s the full programme:
 
9:45 am: The Llandeilo Town Band will open the event with festive music.
10:00 am: Book Fair opens with Hayley Addis: “The Goblin Circus” (children & adults) reworking fairy-tales
10:45 am: Will MacMillan Jones presents his ‘Enchanted Darkness,’ a performance for children and adults.
11:15 am: Wendy White, ‘Tir-nan-Og’ winner, reads from her children’s book ‘Welsh Cakes and Custard.’
11:45 am: Hugh W. Roberts reads “What If Summer Never Arrives” from his brand new book “Glimpses”
12:15 am: Colin R. Parsons reads his Christmas Story “Norman’s Christmas Spirit”
12:45 am: Short Story Competition Award Ceremony.
1:00 p.m. Sharon Tregenza reads from her Middle Grade/Mystery Adventure “Shiver Stone”
1:00 p.m. Carol Lovekin reads from her magical novel ‘Ghostbird.’      
1:30 pm: Rachel McGrath reads from her children’s book ‘Willow and Coco meet Santa.’
2:00 pm: Poetry Readings. (Open Mic)
2:30pm:  Welsh Poem Recital Competition.
3:00 pm: Liz Riley-Jones reads from her Celtic fantasy novel ‘ Hiraeth a burden – baich’ and talks about the significance of the Welsh Language in it.
3:30 pm: Graham Watkin reads from his best-selling mythology collection ‘Welsh Legends and Myths.’ 
4:00 pm: Kate Glanville reads from her novel ‘Stargazing.’
4:30 pm: Christoph Fischer reads from his Carmarthenshire-set murder mystery ‘The Body In The Snow.’
17:00: Book Fair closes with the announcement of Raffle Prize winners.
Catering by THE HANGOUT at the YARD Llandeilo (traditional, healthy and vegetarian options)

 

Gift Wrapping in aid of the Air Ambulance all day long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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