Born in Crosby, Liverpool in 1939, by the end of the 2nd World War he'd
moved with his parents first to Mid then North Wales. Following teenage
years spent in South Wales training as a lawyer and journalist he took a local
government post in Sussex. Moving to the South West to continue his
career, he stood for Parliament in the Tiverton, Devon Constituency being
called upon for radio and t.v. broadcasts. He held a holding board position
in an International Group of magazine and exhibition companies, prepared
and recorded educational scripts, handled promotional work on music and
wrote books on subjects as diverse as small businesses and reflexology.
Roy started short story writing at junior school, completed his first play at
fifteen and edited a law students' magazine at eighteen. With more years
completed as a journalist than he cares to remember, for the last sixteen
he's lived in North Somerset, concentrating on writing. His short stories
have won reader recognition and prizes. He's also had over eighty poems published, often under his 'Roy Titch' penname plus two full length novels.
2017 saw the launch of Roy's second poetry work: 40 pages of verse on the Valleys of the Wye. After walking trails from the Cambrian Mountains in mid-Wales he follows in verse the course of the River Wye to its junction with its brother River, the Severn before they both join the Bristol Channel. A note after each poem gives the location he refers to.
Whether it be prose or poetry Roy seldom resists hiding a message behind his main intention - to entertain. He hopes 'Valleys of the Wye' will act as a guide for tourists enjoying exploration of the upper and lower valleys of a River and its mid-life excursion from Wales into England.
"It's fascinating to take this journey through the valleys and experience it through this poet's eyes and ears: the area may not be familiar to us but Roy 'shows and tells' with consummate ease, a poet at home in his rural muse...(he) brings us poetry of the highest quality." - Alan J Carter, Editor Q.L. Magazine.
Roy's working on his next production: more poetry, 'looking at an area closer to home' with more short stories appearing in publications such as 'Crystal Magazine' and on line including 'Terror Magazine'.
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