The final book in the series is well under way. This one is called The Red Kite's Song and I've written some song lyrics under the same title. A friend has kindly composed a theme and I hope to publish a short video with pictures of Carmarthenshire and the song.
A Big "Diolch"
I would like to thank everyone who has bought the book and especially those who have taken the trouble to leave reviews on either the online stores' feedback or Facebook/Twitter.
Also I would like to thank those people who have contacted me and given me their opinions. I'm grateful for the support.
There are several places in Carmarthen who are kind enough to stock the book and sell it and I've been into those shops (including the tourist office in Lammas Street) to thank the people personally. Waterstones, under its new management, is now stocking the book or will order it for you.
EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL, 2010
I had a wonderful time at the Eisteddfod in August. I'd like to thank Y Lolfa (Garmon and staff) for making me welcome and for being as thrilled as I was when people bought the book!
Also, I'd like to thank those people who bought the book or at least stopped to talk about it and accept one of my Carmarthen Underground postcards.
While I was staying in Caerdydd, I visited a couple of independent bookshops to ask them to consider stocking the book. How lucky Cardiff people are to have these super bookshops. I really recommend The Wellfield Bookshop in Wellfield Road, Roath, and Y Caban in Pontcanna, both of which had a splendid array of interesting books.
You'll notice that at the bottom right-hand corner of the page is a dragon logo. This is Americymru, an online community for Welsh Americans, and, indeed, for any Welsh people around the globe. You don't even have to be Welsh to join, just have a strong interest in Wales.
I'm grateful to Americymru for their support and the kind review of my book. It's an excellent site and I find myself learning something new about Wales and its place in the world every week.
Just use your search engine to check out Americymru and find out more.
THE WEST COAST EISTEDDFOD, LOS ANGELES, 2011
It was thrilling to hear that about 1600 people attended this event last weekend. 6000 miles from "home", Welsh culture is thriving.
I'm also proud to say that, having entered two stories in the Short Story Competition, I was given first prize for The Last Cottage and received a commendation for The Sheep-Whisperer of Llangendeirne. Given that this is the first time I've attempted short stories, I'm particularly pleased.
THE WEST COAST EISTEDDFOD, 2013
I have entered a short story in competition, called "Chiaroscuro". This can be seen at www.americymru.net.