Chrys Cymri


Priest by day, writer at odd times of the day and night, I live with a small green parrot called Tilly because the upkeep for a dragon is beyond my current budget. Plus I’m responsible for making good any flame damage to church property. I love ‘Doctor Who’, landscape photography, single malt whisky, and my job, in no particular order. When I’m not looking after a small parish church in the Midlands (England) I like to go on far flung adventures to places like Peru, New Zealand, and North Korea.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I start to write when a scene or a character demands my attention. It gets to the point that I have to write it or otherwise lose sleep at night. Then I just continue the story as the character takes me. I find I usually only plot out main points and then work out how to get there as I go along.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first, but as an early teenager I came across 'The Riddle of Stars' trilogy by Patricia McKillip. The world building and the themes (love, betrayal, love continuing past betrayal) inspired me to write stories of my own.
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Where to find Chrys Cymri online


In Praise of Dragons
A review of several popular works which contain dragon characters.


The Gift of the Unicorn and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Three short fantasy stories and the first chapters of four novels, one urban fantasy, one science fiction, one fantasy, and one Christian.
The Dragon Throne
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,530. Language: British English. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
How far should Fianna go to claim the Dragon Throne? She faces division amongst the royal knights after the death of her father, and in desperation summons the dragons to support her claim. The dragon's challenge will take her to their Sacred Mountains, and her loyalties will be tested as she is befriended by one of their enemies, an injured unicorn. A story of love, friendship, and betrayal.

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