Author: P L Crompton

Author Bio

For several years, I wrote non-fiction articles published in Canadian and American magazines but my heart was in storytelling. Hi, I'm Pam Crompton. I grew up on the outskirts of a small village in Welsh farming country. When I was a little girl there was no television, and radio was limited to the news and music. For entertainment, people gathered around the fire and tell stories or talk about something that happened just as they had from time immemorial. If I stayed very quiet, my mother would forget I wasn't in bed and I could listen to the adults talk. Those stories stayed in my mind and I included some in my collection Land of My Fathers. A lot of the talk involved folklore and history because many Welsh people are curious about and proud of their Celtic ancestry and intrigued by Merlin. At school, history proved my best subject; I found it fascinating. When I left school, we moved to Carmarthen, a Welsh town named after Merlin, and history surrounded me.

P L Crompton