Photo of Pete MarshallPete Marshall was born in Liverpool in 1958. He left school at 15 and since then has worked in a number of occupations ranging from soldier to social worker. His writing appears regularly in literary magazines at home and abroad. His first collection of poetry was published by the Frogmore Press in 1989. His second, In Loco Parentis, a book about child abuse and children in care, was described by Peter Finch, poet and chairman of the Welsh Academi, as "The best new collection of poetry I have seen in years". In Loco Parentis was re-issued in a new edition in 2013 by Cinnamon Press. Pete's third collection, The Vale, was written and published during a six months writer's sabbatical in the Vale of Glamorgan. Pete's novel, Little Smiles, a book about working in a children's home, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2013 and is available as an ebook from Amazon. 'Bro: A Snowdonia Sequence' was written for the Cinnamon anthology Kaleidoscope, and published in June 2011. His fourth poetry collection, Agog, was published by Cinnamon in 2011. Pete is a member of Welsh Academi's Writers on Tour scheme. He is married with three children and lives at Tyn-y-Coed Farm in Snowdonia. He has an MA in creative writing from the University of Wales, Bangor. Pete runs writing courses at Tyn-Y-Coed in conjunction with Cinnamon Press.

Photo: Nansi Marshall