Richard Wyn Jones

Biography

I was born and raised in a small seaside town of Cardigan on the west coast of Wales.
After University, I spent many years working in London before finally moving from the city to the countryside, eventually settling in the idyllic Cotswold region of England, where I've had more time to focus on my writing.
From a very early age I had a keen interest in crafting stories and would get lost for hours in my adventures. My working career in predominantly senior marketing and creative positions enabled me to continue this childhood passion and fuelled my dream to eventually attempt to write a full blown novel.
As a young boy, I found books by authors such as Richard Adams fascinating, where they used animal subject matter to deliver human stories and this genre very much inspired me in the direction I would take for my first novel, A Squirrel's Tale and subsequently with my second novel, The Prairie Drifter.
My biggest hope is that people really enjoy the characters and the journey they take as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
It's always good to know that there are people out there that appreciate your work. It's a lonely place when your writing so having people who share your passion for the characters you've created is wonderful and spurs you on to do more.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me it's all about the escapism. I can leave all the day to day issues on the other side of the study door. Once I start writing I get lost in that world.
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Books

The Prairie Drifter
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,220. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
Animal fiction. Among the wild horses of the American Prairies there is a Prophecy. One day a saviour will come, heralding new hope for his kind. Born into a world of danger, he must flee for his life enduring great hardship on a treacherous journey of discovery before returning a true Mustang to face the destiny that he was born for; to conquer the evil force that drove him away.
A Squirrel's Tale
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 51,970. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An animal fiction fantasy story set in the forests of South West Scotland, home to the last major colony of red squirrels in Britain. Their peaceful life is shattered when a marauding army of grey squirrels, led by their ferocious leader Abaddon comes North intent on killing all red squirrels. Outnumbered, the Reds will have to make their stand and fight to save their species' very existence.

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