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


Jago's Journey: A Gryphon's Walkabout
Price: Free! Words: 16,470. Language: British English. Published: May 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A vegetarian, pacifist gryphon? No wonder Jago’s own family don’t understand him. From the day of his hatching, Jago has been different. But his refusal to kill or to fight has made him wonder if he’s a real gryphon. Maybe going on a special journey, a walkabout, will help him work out who he really is? Jago is a character in the urban fantasy ‘Penny White’ series. This is his story of self-disc
Taryn's Hunt: A Gryphon's Story
Price: Free! Words: 26,110. Language: British English. Published: December 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Can a human really be a good partner for a gryphon police officer?
Raven's Flight: A Dragon Romance
Price: Free! Words: 38,860. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(3.00 from 1 review)
Can an outcast dragon find love with a human woman? Raven’s love for Audrey grows as he matures in their isolated valley. But what does she really want?
The Gift of the Unicorn and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
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
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
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.