Gaynor Madoc Leonard was born and brought up in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, in a Welsh-speaking family. Her first novel, The Carmarthen Underground(inspired by a phrase in William Fox's The Pan-Celtic Phrasebook) was published by Y Lolfa in December 2009 and has since been made available on Kindle. Since then, she has written two sequels,A Meeting of Dragons and Darkness at Dark Gate. These are both published on lulu.com (paperback) and smashwords.com (e-book). The final book in the series, The Red Kite's Song, will be published later this year in both formats. In addition, there is a book of short stories available on smashwords.com, including the prize-winning The Last Cottage. Gaynor's recent story, Miss Rigby Regrets, can be found on this site. Other short stories may be found on the social website www.americymru.net where you can also find her latest story, Chiaroscuro, which has won first prize in the 2013 West Coast Eisteddfod Short Story Competition.