About

Rhys 2

Hi, I’m Rhys and it’s nice to meet you. I’m a writer from Wales and have to date published three novels. My most recent is The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway – a story about a boy called Sam, his superhero alter ego The Phantasm, and a girl called Sarah.

My other two books are The Suicide Club, which is a coming of age story set in 2004, and On The Third Day, an apocalyptic adventure story that imagines a disease that dissolves hope Рa kind of old school,  Old Testament kind of apocalypse that exists beyond science.

I live in a city called Cardiff with my partner Amy (who is a much more successful writer than I am) and my three cats, Henry, Sheldon and Aniseed.

In the day time I work at Cardiff University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, helping the incredible researchers there get the word out about what they’re doing. They inspire me every single day.

I always knew I wanted to be a writer. It all started when I was seven and I wrote a 16 page epic story called Lost in the Woods, about a monster picking off each of my friends in turn. It ended with the line, “and I knew this was… THE END.” From these inauspicious beginnings, my love of writing, and reading, has continued my whole life.

Sheldon wrapped in blanket
Sheldon
dandy lion
Henry VIII
Aniseed
Aniseed