Author Archives: Jackie

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Exciting Adventures with small bears.

“Mary”, I said, “I’m tired.” “Me too,” said Mary. “It was fun though.” “Yes. ¬†What an adventure. Hard to think where to begin. So many exciting things.” “Start at the beginning,” said Mary. “Ok. Well, I was scared of flying, … Continue reading

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A Kelpie is a Scottish water horse. Should you ever meet one do not be tempted to climb onto its back to ride as it will take you to water and drown you. It is a creature of myth and … Continue reading

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Husband. Father. Royal Assassin.

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Natural History/Art/Pets/Poetry/Fiction/NonFiction/Cats

During a twitter conversation with Foyles Bookstore a couple of days ago I realised one of the reasons it had taken me seven years to find a publisher for Cat Walk was because it is ‘uncategorizable’. Foyles kindly sent me … Continue reading

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Things that fly and the Strawberry Fox.

Mary said, “Why are you collecting feathers?” And I said, “It’s a secret Mary. Something I am working on.” Mary said, “Are people sending you feathers?” And I said, “Yes. Some people are sending me great bunches of feathers and … Continue reading

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Bags and the Bone of a Seal.

When I am writing my bag goes everywhere with me. Even into my studio. Usually I write on the hill, looking out over the sea, but when a story is nagging you never know when you might catch a word … Continue reading

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Walking to work

Today I decided to walk to work. I set off, with book and pen, dogs and camera, up the hill, past toadflax, down to the see and out onto the wild land that is St Davids Head. But this land … Continue reading

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Book launch in Solva Woollen Mill

For some years now Solva Woollen Mill have been a fantastic supporter of my work. They not only sell my books, they also work to sell signed copies of the books online and post to anywhere in the world. They … Continue reading

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Prowl through the memories and imaginations of readers around the world. Nighteyes. One of my favourite fictional characters, born from the pen of the wonderful Robin Hobb, whose latest book, Fool’s Assassin is published in August. Fitz and the Fool. … Continue reading

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Doodling on prints for various people. Thinking about gallery. Facebook no longer works well for me as an online gallery, so watch this space for something more ‘user friendly’. New book by Robin Hobb working very well as a paper … Continue reading

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