Location: Devon, UK
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  

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

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TheOrangutan posted a message

It's Tuesday. Time to get your thinking caps on for tomorrow. 'Cos tomorrow it's #WattpadWednesday. 

Welcome to any new followers who've made to the home of all things orange simian and hairy too. 

And if in doubt, don't eat the peanuts...

Karimsuliman posted a message

Morning, Gav. 
I notice all mods profiles are now changed to the new layout. Is there any glimpse of hope that our concerns about it will be taken into consideration? I'm sure you've seen all negative comments on Wattpad newsletter regarding the new profile.