EXCITING NEWS! New book on its way for spring 2024:
I'm excited to announce that University of Wales Press have offered to publish my book as part of their new trade imprint 'Calon', which will focus on non-fiction writing on Welsh life and culture, "bringing the most exciting new Welsh ideas to a general audience". Release date spring 2024.. I'm not allowed to talk about the title and contents just yet, but you may already be familiar with it if you follow me on social media.. but watch this space! Exciting times!
Copyright © 2016 Russ Williams
This collection of short stories chronicles a year in the lives of staff at The Chinaman Inn, set in the fictional town of Caer-y-Gont in North-West Wales, a town where the inhabitants are as rugged as the mountains which isolate them and where dreams are lost in drunken neglect...
A very good read, i'm from north wales myself, the author truly captures the feel of the place in a hilarious way.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐-anonymous Amazon customer
Read this in one evening, relatable, funny, well written, leaves you wanting more. Look forward to reading more from this author.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐-JessicaWin, Amazon customer
Awesome read for a good laugh, especially when native to North Wales and familiar with the dialogue. I read straight through in one hit, couldn't put it down. Very enjoyable, I look forward to Russ's next release.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐-wrjwms, Amazon customer
RUSS WILLIAMS WORKS CLOSELY WITH WELSH ARTIST DANNY HANKS, WHO SOMETIMES PROVIDES ILLUSTRATIONS FOR HIS BLOG 'WHERE THE FOLK'
Danny Hanks is an aspiring artist from the small royal town of Caernarfon, North Wales. Caernarfon, mostly famous for it’s epic castle. The surrounding landscape has been at the centre of most of Danny’s paintings. Danny recognized that we don’t always appreciate the beauty of our surroundings, so this is when he regained his passion for art. Being away from home for so long with his job in the RAF, Danny would paint the Snowdonia mountains and the Menai Strait to remind himself of home. This is where his passion for oil painting began. After returning home, Danny decided to join an art club to further educate himself on various forms and styles of painting. Since then, he has sold a variety of paintings from landscapes and structures to dog portraits!
'BRAWD AUTISTICO' IS ENDORSED BY HELEN BUCKE (AUTISM SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER) SERVICES & TRAINING
RUSS WILLIAMS sometimes sits in on training sessions to share his insight and experiences as well as read extracts from his online blog. Helen is also hoping to publish a book on autism in the near future, which will include features on various families affected by autism, one of which will be a short piece by the Welsh indie author.