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Paul Mitton

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in Tywyn, Merioneth, Wales, The United Kingdom


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I'm now approaching sixty (rapidly). Unlike mirages and the state pension, my age doesn't recede as I approach, so old age must be somewhere just over the horizon.

If asked for one word to describe myself, I'd choose MASTODON. (Middle-Aged, Static, Tired, Overweight, Disagreeable, Open minded and Nocturnal.) I'm also in danger of becoming extinct and have hairy ears.

I retired from working in education (or indeed for anyone else ever again) at the end of 2012, so the Government would call me a NEWT. (Not in Education, Work or Training.)

I now write full time when not diverted by the problems involved in moving house. That should be done by Easter 2013.

Yes, I'm returning to my home town in Wales for the last fifty years of my life. Optimistic

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Local arts centres and readings

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (from  most of you) there is a small town.

In the small town, there is a cinema.

This is where you go to watch films. Duuhh!

It’s also where you go, apparently, to read your works in progress. They have open-mic nights and writers’ workshops.

This Sunday, I’m going to read something of mine to an audience. It might be one, it may be hundreds.  This is...

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The Erebus Chronicles (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 13, 2010 01:30PM
Description: Dark, irreverent story about the world as it might be one day. Features all our favourites - ghouls, zombies, dragons, crooked politicians and atheist clergymen.
An article on diet and exercise (Health, Mind & Body)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 23, 2010 01:44AM
Description: Humourous look at the diet industry, demolishing some misconceptions.
Beneath (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 31, 2010 09:51AM
Description: Adult horror featuring the dynamic duo, DD and Phelps. Be warned, there are adult themes here and there.
Revival (Horror)
27 chapters   —   updated Mar 28, 2009 11:22AM
Description: Present day horror, featuring - well, I'm not going to tell you, am I? That would spoil the surprises. Contain adult themes, violence, gore, blood and scenes of extreme terror.
The Symbiont (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
22 chapters   —   updated Mar 16, 2009 04:54PM
Description: SF, near future, some adult themes.
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Glad you enjoyed the other two. Swarm and Steel is a little different (being a Manifest Delusions love story) but still quite insane. I hope you enjoy it!

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“Darnell had received what is called a sound commercial education, and would therefore have found very great difficulty in putting into articulate speech any thought that was worth thinking;”
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message 10: by Sarazen

Sarazen Thanks for the friendship. Someday I hope to grow into a real author page just like you. :)

message 9: by Paul

Paul Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friendship, Paul."

The pleasure is entirely mine, Cheryl :)

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Paul.

message 7: by Liz

Liz Hi, Paul!

Don't think I've said hello in yonks. So, how you been?

message 6: by Paul

Paul Hi Jaimey!

Just snowed under with work. No time to write your review or have a look at your flash fiction story. No time to write anything, not even my blog. Just endless work :(

Never mind, I'm back, and getting geared up for the Autumn creative push.

How's life with you? You seem to be very productive with new books and WIPs and other things.

Best regards,


Jaimey Hello, Paul. How's life lately? :o)

Barbara Boyer Hey Paul; haven't heard from you in a while and wanted to swing by and say hi! Hope all is well in your world and you are enjoying your vacation and writing. Best B

message 2: by D.A.

D.A. Schneider Hello,

My new book The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane is available now at I hope you have a great holiday.

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