poetry, crime thrillers, memoirs.
|Dave Lewis is a full-time writer and book publisher based in Pontypridd, south Wales.
Dave has been widely published all over the world in a number of literary magazines and web sites. He has published fourteen books to date, and his work has included poetry, prose, short stories, photography, haiku, travel, comedy and three crime novels.
In 2007 Dave set up and organised the first ever Welsh Poetry Competition, an international poetry competition aimed at encouraging the wealth of creative writing talent that exists in Wales but is overlooked by the arts establishment.
He writes content for and still maintains many web sites, was web producer for the BBC Wales Scrum V website, has run four hugely successful rugby sites with Rivals.net and has written newspaper columns for the Pontypridd Observer.
He also runs Publish & Print, a book publishing company which looks to get into print great writers that have been ignored by the mainstream publishing houses.
He received critical acclaim for his first three novels, a crime thriller trilogy set in Wales and Africa: Ctrl-Alt-Delete, Raising Skinny Elephants and iCommand.
His latest release is: Wales Trails, a humorous account of a cycling trip for Prostate Cancer UK.
Questions for Dave
Are you working on another book?
Yes, half way thru’ a poetry collection, plus a haiku collection, a cycling trip (and subsequent book) in negotiation stages with mates, a 4th crime thriller just started and a series of four Photoshop e-books just started.
What is your preferred genre?
I’m a poet, but enjoy writing crime thrillers
What do you love most about writing in your genre?
It’s just what I do and who I am
What is your writing style?
Good I hope
What gives you inspiration for your books?
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite?
Hal Griffiths of course
What character in your book are you least likely to get along with?
What is the biggest surprise that you experienced by becoming a writer?
That ‘poetry’ doesn’t sell and how corrupt the ‘arts establishment’ is in Wales
What has been the best compliment?
My crime thrillers being mentioned in the same sentence as Jeffrey Deaver and James Patterson (I think they were being far too kind) and my poetry / writing being appreciated by famous Welsh writers John Evans and Catrin Collier.
Tell us a little about your plans for the future?
Whatever I plan something else will happen.