About

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I work for Wattpad as part of their Community Engagement 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 follow 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, then became a Wattpad Ambassador (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
http://open.spotify.com/user/theorangutan_/playlist/7mDV8LSJkSP6eyR9GZToEP
World War Zed
http://open.spotify.com/user/theorangutan_/playlist/23W11vqrNvebJNY7DdYJdc
Windblown Saviour
http://open.spotify.com/user/theorangutan_/playlist/1h5KWoFvJXf6VcX2p3GS30

more coming...

Have fun on Wattpad. Cheers, Gav

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"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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“I'd rather be a rising ape than a falling angel.” Terry Pratchett
  • Location:
    Devon, UK
  • Joined:
    5 years ago

Reading Lists


31 Published Works

Featured work.

The Summoning Stars

Social data: 502 reads. 94 votes. 82 comments.

Description: Teen Fiction / SciFi - The City: a utopian society with dark secrets, shielding its denizens from a toxic Earth. Inside, an insecure young man with a brilliant mind, a girl who wants to see the stars shine from a real sky, and a maverick professor w...

#178 in Science Fiction

Other Works by TheOrangutan.
Orangutangents

Orangutangents

17K 2.2K 2.4K

Everybody is somebody else's weirdo: I suspect I may be many people's. Consider this a brain dump, or in...

Merlin's Gold

Merlin's Gold

1.8M 5.8K 2.3K

(Historical Fiction / Adventure) Treachery and intrigue, adventure, action and romance are at the fore i...

#162 in Historical Fiction
Completed
World War Zed

World War Zed

224K 4.2K 1.7K

World War Zed : The Survivors' Stories - It is ten years since Britain declared itself free of the Zombi...

Completed
Read My Shorts

Read My Shorts

68.6K 2.1K 2K

READ my SHORTS! ('cos eating them isn't very tasty) - A collection of very short stories, micro-fiction...

TheOrangutan commented on Breathe - Author's Note


TheOrangutan
Thanks for the shout out Aaron. The Ambassadors are proud to have you as part of the team, and everything you do is a wonderfully positive thing. You make a difference every day, not only to your self, but to all those around you. Keep up the good work, and know that we'll be there with you all the way. Cheers, Gav