Rhys A Jones was born in 1955 and grew up in a mining village in South Wales with his nose in a book and his head in the clouds. He managed to subdue his imagination long enough to carve out a career in medicine, writing whenever the chance arose.
The Curse of Borage Doone is the third young person's book he has written. The First (The Obsidian Pebble)is now awaiting publication in October 2013. The second--The Dreable--is the first in the Merryweathers Mysteries series of which Curse is number 2. Rhys has previously published under the name of Dylan Jones (gory adult thrillers) and DC Farmer (soon to be contemporary fantasy). Sometimes all three will start speaking at once, at which point he lies down in a dark room and waits for the feeling to pass.
A growing desire to move away from adult thrillers and write for children is what currently preoccupies him. The Curse of Borage Doone follows Sam Jones and his Grandmother through the dark streets of Edinburgh where a vengeful enemy awaits.
Rhys A Jones has three grownup children who have emerged remarkably unscathed into adulthood. When not writing, he practices medicine and lives in darkest West Wales with his understanding (very) wife and two dogs.
In this Merryweathers Mystery, Sam's Gran wins a contest run by her favourite TV chef. But things aren't what they seem. There are things wandering Edinburgh's dark alleys that would love to turn Sam into their dish of the day. Old grudges surface and Sam's courage is about to be severely tested. But what he doesn't know is that there's an ancient prize at stake …The Curse of Borage-Doone.