He writes content for and still maintains many web sites, was web producer for the BBC Wales Scrum V fanzine, has run four hugely successful rugby sites with Rivals.net and used to write a newspaper column for the Pontypridd Observer. He has been published in a number of literary magazines and web sites.
He has had a varied existence to date, and also worked as a builders labourer, plastic engineer, financial advisor, zoologist, doorman, software engineer, actor (one Bollywood film!), schoolteacher, librarian and cyber cafe manager – almost enough for a book one might say!
He hasn’t given up dreaming of being a billionaire philanthropist, not even when his first offspring came along, but may have to settle for an easier life writing poems in the woods.
As well as being a writer Dave is also a keen photographer. He likes to combine poetry and photography and also uses Adobe Photoshop to design his own book covers.
He has been exhibiting and selling his work locally since 1995, has his own Flickr account and also set up the Gartholwg Camera Club group. His main areas of interest are travel, wildlife and urban decay.
He has also sold his work to local businesses in the south Wales area. You can purchase and use his images by contacting him direct or by searching Picture Nation where he has a growing collection of stock photography.
In 2005 Dave cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats, for Ty Hafan. He is a keen walker and helped lead a school expedition to Ecuador. He has published seven books to date, including two crime thrillers set in various locations around south Wales.
In 2007 he set up and organised the first ever Welsh Poetry Competition, an international poetry competition aimed at encouraging the wealth of creative writing talent that we know exists in Wales but currently languishes in the doldrums.
His books can be bought direct from this web site, from all good book stores and are also available for download with Amazon Kindle and other platforms. His latest release is Raising Skinny Elephants, a sequel to his successful first novel Ctrl-Alt-Delete. At the moment he is keen to get back outside with his camera, before picking up a long term poetry project again.
After all, life is short and time is elastic
Raising Skinny Elephants…
Dave has just published his long awaited sequel to his debut novel, ‘Ctrl-Alt-Delete’. This second full length novel is called ‘Raising Skinny Elephants…’ which takes its name from the Linux version of Ctrl-Alt-Delete.
Welsh Poetry Competition 2013
The 7th international Welsh Poetry Competition is now closed and entries are being judged. Results are due end of June, so call back then!
1st Prize – £400, 2nd Prize – £200, 3rd Prize – £100
More details on the web site.