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Thomas Welsh

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Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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Tom Welsh lives in Glasgow and is a fantasy and horror author and a games writer. His first novel Anna Undreaming was published by Owl Hollow Press in March 2018. It was an Amazon bestseller and has won a few awards. He has been contracted to write books two and three of the trilogy

Tom has appeared in interviews in mainstream media including ion magazine, The Daily Record, The Herald, The Student Association magazine, and on STV and Pulse Radio. He was the winner of the Elbow Room fiction prize for his short story And Then I was Floating and has been published in short story collections, including 404 Ink, Transcendent and Leicester Writes. His story Suicide Vending Machine was featured on the Pseudopod Podcast.

He is an active public speaker on subjects like the publishing process, world-building in fantasy and horror and writing for games and interactive fiction. Tom has written about games for Kotaku, You Died, Unwinnable Magazine and GlitchFreeGame. He has written dialogue and backstory for a few videogames, and he is the Lead Writer and Narrative Designer on CLOUDPUNK. For his achievements in games writing, he was inducted into the fellowship of BAFTA.

Local authorities will visit

East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Glasgow City; North Lanarkshire; South Lanarkshire

Events will deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Reluctant readers

Topics of work

Adventure; Contemporary fiction; Editing & editing your own work; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Horror; Publishing & getting published; Science fiction; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+