Mastodon The Writing Desk: Special Guest Interview with Author David Pryce

17 December 2017

Special Guest Interview with Author David Pryce

Available on Amazon UK and Amazon US

300 Years before Columbus… Native American tradition tells of a brave group of pale skinned explorers who many generations ago crossed a ‘Great Water’ to get to their lands; these people called themselves ‘Welsh’ and this is their story…

Today I would like to welcome author David Pryce:

Tell us about your latest book

1170’ tells the tale of Prince Madoc of Gwynedd, who legend has it sailed across the Atlantic, making landfall near modern day Mobile, Alabama. The book starts in North Wales, before heading off into the vast blue yonder, via the Faroes and Iceland. At heart it’s an adventure story, inspired by those fun, swashbuckling Saturday morning matinees of years gone by.

What is your preferred writing routine?

I tend to write without an outline, so if I’m not digging into research I
will sit come with the proverbial blank sheet of ‘paper’ and start typing.

What advice do you have for aspiring writers?

Make a start; you will end up editing what you have done anyway so don’t put it off, just dive in. Always keep a notepad by your bed for those times you wake up with a great storyline idea at some ungodly hour of the morning.

What have you found to be the best way to raise awareness of your books?

Aside from the usual Twitter and Facebook, by direct contact with the many Welsh societies here in North America.

Tell us something unexpected you discovered during your research

That Mississippian Indians in the American southeast were great mound and city builders. Some of their cities were home to thousands of people, in sharp contrast to the commonplace conception that all Native American tribes were nomadic.

What was the hardest scene you remember writing?

The death of one of my favorite characters

What are you planning to write next?

A time-travel adventure set in late thirteenth century Wales, centering on the castle of Flint (my home town).

David Pryce
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About the Author

David Pryce was born and bred in North Wales; after graduating with a Mining Engineering degree he spent the next seven years living and working in Southern Africa. He currently resides in Colorado, but returns to North Wales on a regular basis to visit family and rediscover his intrinsic ‘Welshness’. This also affords him the opportunity to eat some decent fish and chips and sink a pint or three of real beer! You can visit David online at and connect with him on twitter @Madog1170

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