Diolch yn fawr iawn!!!!!!!
Thank you all so very much! Your support and enthusiasm means the absolute world to me. I am so excited about the book. It's quite an amazing feeling to be published alongside so many renowned and talented authors, and to have finally taken the first step to fulfilling an almost lifelong dream.
I used to write so much in school and was told by numerous teachers along the way to just go for it. The furthest I got was competing in school Eisteddfods and writing for the school magazine. Then confidence got the better of me and i swept everything under the carpet.
My sister in law, Olwen Dafydd worked at the Welsh writing centre, Ty Newydd in Llanystumdwy for 11 years. She knew of my passion for writing and it's constant battle with confidence. In September of 2014, just as Beuno was starting school full time, she bullied me in to attending my first ever writer's course at Ty Newydd. She sent me constant text messages till I gave in and said yes.
That course changed the way I looked at writing, it inspired me beyond anything I could have imagined. I left Ty Newydd on fire, full of enthusiasm and new energy and so my journey began.
Since then I have continued to attend various courses at Ty Newydd, which have been wonderful, each one.
Sadly, my sister in law passed away suddenly two days after the Christmas of 2014, after a short battle with an aggressive cancer, she was only 46.
It is thanks to her that this journey started and I will be forever grateful to her for it. If only she were here now to see my name on the cover.
Roll on my first novel and years of writing pleasure ahead!