The Writers of Wales Database
Paula Brackston grew up in Wales, spent some years away and now lives in the Brecon Beacons with her partner and two children. Her first book was an account of her horseback trek around Wales - The Dragon’s Tail (Sigma Leisure, 1999). She has an MA in Creative writing from Lancaster University and works part-time as a script reader for a film company. She also teaches creative writing and runs workshops. Paula writes short stories for magazines and has published autobiographical prose in three Honno anthologies. In 2006 she was shortlisted in the Crème de la Crime Search for new writers.
Her second novel, entitled Nutters (Snowbooks, 2009) is published under the pen-name 'P.J. Davy'. It has been shortlisted for the Mind Book Award (for further infortmation about the award visit www.mind.org.uk).
With respect to The Book of Shadows (Snowbooks, 2009)
"…Ambitious and thought-provoking, this book will lure you into vivid, visceral worlds where evil lurks at every turn. The beautifully crafted Book of Shadows will be etched on my mind for a long time. What an action-packed, emotionally powerful film it would make too…"
"…An unforgettable story by a highly original new writer…"
Rebecca Tope, author of the Cotswold Crime series
The Dragon’s Tail: Wales on Horseback (Sigma Leisure, 1999)
The Book of Shadows (Snowbooks, 2009)
Lamp Black, Wolf Grey (Snowbooks, 2010)
The Witch's Daughter (Thomas Dunne Books, 2011)
As P.J. Davy
Nutters (Snowbooks, 2009)
Village Fate (Bookline & Thinker Ltd, 2010)
Even the Rain is Different (contributor) (Honno, 2005)
Strange Days Indeed (contributor) (Honno 2007)
In Her Element (contributor) (Honno, 2008)