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I work for Wattpad as part of their Community Engagement team. I manage the Ambassadors, our Wattpad volunteers, 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
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
  • Location:
    Devon, UK
  • Joined:
    5 years ago

31 Published Works

Featured work.

Read My Shorts

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AsamiTanaka posted a message to TheOrangutan
Sorry about the vote-trading thing. I wasn't really aware that it was against the Code of Conduct. Could you maybe make that clearer for others too? There have been other vote-trading offers placed on the Wattys profile.
TheOrangutan commented on The Wheels on the Bus

Thank you for the most detailed critique I've had in a very long time, loved it =] 
      Glad you liked the story, and you'll be pleased to know I now work from home rather than taking the bus to work so life will not come to imitate fiction.