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Alana Beth Davies:
A bit about my Qualifications & Experience

I am delighted to have set up this Online/Actual Bookshop, and thrilled that so many authors are joining. It seems only fair that you should know a little about me, so here is some info.

My qualifications

  • Master of Arts with Distinction (Creative Writing)

  • Batchelor of Arts (Teaching of Mathematics; Adult Education)

  • Certificate of Education (Infant & Junior): Main Maths & Biology

  • 3 'A' levels, 9 'O' levels

  • Various Leadership & Training quals

My Writing CV

I have:

  • written several books (see my 'books' page)

  • edited and published a number of books for others

Competitions & Publications

  • A short story published in The  People's Friend, titled: 'The Summer of '59'

  • 'Highly Commended' in the King Lear Prize 2020 for 'The Dance' , July 2020

  • Long-listed by Flash 500 competition for 'Time & Again' (short story) April 2022

  • Short listed by Flash 500 competition for 'Perceptions' (flash fiction) May 2022

  • Winner of the Anthony Dyson prize for English (University of Wales Trinity St David) June 2023

  • Article on 'Writing Tips' published on Writers' College blog July 2023

  • Finalist in the Women on Writing Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest September 2023

  • Contributor to The Local Voices Project 2023- An Anthology 

  • Winner of the 2023 Interfaith Creative Competition Nov 2023

  • Winner of some internal writing competitions with the Swansea & District Writers' Circle. 2021 - 2023

  • Winner of the SDWC Edith Courtney Cup 2023

Previous & Current Careers

  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer & Manager in Further Education (30+ years)

  • Politician: County Councillor (Cabinet member);  Town Councillor, Town Mayor

  • B&B owner & proprietor

  • Owner of Dollshouse shops and Baby & Nursery shop

  • Community Council Clerk

  • Dressmaker

  • Crafter

  • Writer

  • Editor & Publisher

  • Maths Tutor

For info about me outside the world of writing - you may want to read the various volumes of  'My Lovely Arms'!

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