An absorbing collection of short stories, embracing mystery, humour and revenge. To obtain a copy contact mathiascb@shaw.ca or come to the Saturday Pender Island Farmers’  Market at the Pender Island Community Hall


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Tonight in the sight of the moon’s light

While lovers explore the sensual dance

And the owls search for prey

I shall anoint the bark of trees

And wander free among the shadows

Caressing the fallen leaves

Savoring the bitter sweet taste of life

Scenting its fragrant agony

It is the ebb tide my love

And we must be brave

It has inevitability on its side

I sing the song

In a breathless whisper

Grasp the nettle and taste the blood

While all creation exalts

Silence returns with its soft syllable

To meld the moment

Mock the fear

Resurrect the hope

This poem is taken from my poetry volume: EBB TIDE

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If you have a Kindle, you can now download my new book at the following link:


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Here is the book cover of my fourth novel, which was published at the end of June 2013.

The story is set in Wales in pre-Norman times. This unusual and gripping novel deals with a time period that few writers have explored. In 1039 the Welsh defeated a huge Saxon army at the Battle of Rhyd-y-Groes. The Celtic forces were led by the charismatic Gruffyd ap Llewelyn, King of Powys and Gwynedd. The story follows the battles and personal triumphs of his gradual rise to become the first and only King of All Wales in 1057, and embraces the lives of his two greatest supporters, Gwriad and Dafydd, the sons of the famous General Cydweli.

The novel accurately portrays the poverty and aspirations of the Welsh people, the stark beauty of their landscape, and brings historical relevance to the rise and fall of Wales’ greatest King. Amid the plotting of the Welsh nobles and the bloody battles with Saxons, Gwriad and Dafydd remain loyal to their King. They marry unusual women, rise to great importance, but are unprepared for the sudden and awful reversal of their dreams.


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Welcome to my new web/blog site.  I am a full-time author of historical fiction, short stories, and poems, and I write regularly for magazines including Seaside Magazine. You can read my recent articles by clicking on this link and on ‘READ IT’ . (www.seasidemagazine.ca)

My previous novels include The Ancient Bloodlines Trilogy: Book 1The Power in the Dark, Book 2: Shadow of the Swords; Book 3: Keeper of the Grail. For more information on this trilogy click on the relevant page. I have published a collection of poems called Ebb Tide and a collection of short stories called One For Sorrow, Two For Joy. To read about these publications click on the relevant pages.


In June, I will be publishing my latest historical novel called Celtic Dreams of Glory.  Watch this page for further information on the publication date and the book launch, which will be held at the beautiful destination resort of Poets Cove (www.poetscove.com) on June 30, 2013.

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