Warning: may contain nuts.

I work for Wattpad as part of their Community team which is both an honour and a privilege. Aside from that, I suspect my normal state is dazed, grumpy and confused; this may be due to being an old git, or possibly due to having young children. One day when I’m awake enough I will try and work it out. Until then, there’s coffee... 

I've had a few short stories published in various magazines which is rather cool, and this community and the friends I have made on here have helped me become the writer I am today, largely due to the comment and critique I have received over the last few years. Useful critique is brilliant, so if you spot any mistakes in anything of mine you read, please feel free to let me know and I will have them forcibly removed.

I’m afraid I do not take read requests or fan4fan / follow4follow type requests. Please DO NOT spam my stories or my profile page. Spam = you asking me to read your stories or asking me to fan you. 

Questions and comments are fine, fire away. But spam me and I'll stick a banana somewhere dark and surprising...

I started off on Wattpad as a writer and then became a Wattpad Ambassador (volunteer). More details here if you’re interested - http://www.wattpad.com/user/Ambassadors and now I work full time for Wattpad which is a blast. 

For News and Updates be sure to follow the Wattpad profile http://www.wattpad.com/user/wattpad 

--- Spotify Listings for my Works ---
Merlin's Gold
World War Zed
Windblown Saviour

more coming...

Have fun on Wattpad. Cheers, Gav


"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one." George R. R. Martin


“I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.”  Terry Pratchett
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30 Published Works

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The algorithm used to take into account banoffee pie, but one of the data team was allergic to bananas, so now it runs on lemon meringue pie instead. They're thinking of changing it to apple pie shortly as an experiment though apparently, as the citric acid isn't good for the servers.