“...Meaning to do no more than skim, I found myself still there an hour later, guzzling the stories one by one like sweets in childhood...” Stevie Davies, New Welsh Review
About the Author
Gee Williams was born and brought up in North Wales and now lives in Cheshire with her husband. A widely-published poet and a dramatist as well as writer of fiction, her work has appeared in disparate places: from The Sunday Times to The Pan Book of Horror. Many of her scripts have been broadcast by BBC Radio 4. She has won both The Rhys Davies and The Book Pl@ce Contemporary Short Story Awards, was Poetry Review’s New Poet, Summer ‘97, short-listed for The Geoffrey Dearmer Award and (with Sol B. River) short-listed for the Race in the Media Radio Drama Award 2001. Pure Gold Fiction Award 2008. Short-listed for the James Tait Black Memorial Fiction Prize 2008. Short-listed for Wales Book of the Year 2009.
“Why write? It started early: I was writing before I could write, before I could decipher the written word. My mother read Black Beauty to me when I was very small and suffering from some ailment. By the time I was better, I’d finished the sequel (in my head). Everyone who’d been cruel to our hero came to a grisly end. If I’m honest I still wish it could happen.”
“The worst thing about writing is the compulsion to do it - whether you really want to or not. The best thing about writing is contact with readers. I try to visit book groups when invited: all those readers trapped in a room...” Gee Willams.