GLYN-JONES, David




Author Tags: Fiction

Born in Swansea, Wales on October 11, 1922, David Glyn-Jones won a cash award for writing at age 10. He joined the RAF in 1941, and gained pilot's wings in California in 1942. He flew with the 75 NZ Squadron on Lancasters and was subsequently seconded to the British Foreign Office. In 1948, Glyn-Jones immigrated to Canada, where he studied at Actors' Studio and Matthews Studio. After earning a Certified General Accountant's degree in 1959, he operated his own public company in Chilliwack, where he was President of the Chamber of Commerce. He returned to Vancouver where he became a widower in 1963. With two small boys, he remarried to Hanne in 1975. He became serious about writing in the 1990s, publishing short stories, articles and poems. Set in the final years of Elizabethan England, his A Sword for the Queen has been described as a rousing historical adventure.

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1952

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Actor/Singer

AWARDS: Canadian Authors Short Fiction 1st Prize 1999: San Gabriel Writers' League 1st and 2nd Honourable Mentions 2004

BOOKS:

A Sword for the Queen (AuthorHouse, 2004)

[BCBW 2004] "Fiction"