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The not so famous Welsh author who has published 1,000 books in forty languages. Read on to find out who this prolific writer is!
He is a writer by profession, but, since no-one is only one thing, he is also an ardent traveller, a blogger, and a webmaster. He also likes to make bread. That is a vestige of when he used to cook, something that he says he is not really allowed to do any longer… Not since he married a Thai chef with an extreme passion for cooking.
Who Is He?
Although a not so famous Welsh author, he is a man with a passion for writing, who has more than 1000 books registered in his name at the British Library. Not all of them are in English, the rest are translations and narrations of his books and novels in other languages. Forty languages to date to be accurate, but not every one of his books exists in each tongue. His first book was published when he was nearly 60 years old, so he produced 1,000 books in ten years. He has been described as “Wales’s most prolific wordsmith”.
His Life Story.
Owen Jones was born in Barry, South Wales in 1954. His parents recognised his interest and ability in language at a very early age. They encouraged him to read as a child, and to travel as a teenager. He was fluent in six languages before he was 22 years old. Later, he learned three more, but not as proficiently. So far, he has written fifty-odd novels and 125 manuals in his How to… series.
Although Owen Jones didn’t start writing professionally until later on in life, he had always been on the fringes. He liked to compose essays for his own amusement, and wrote letters home and to friends with his favourite Shaefer fountain pen on Basildon Bond blue paper. This was before email became widespread, although he had a Telecom Gold email account and a 2k modern in 1982.
His Writing Style.
Jones is still writing, and counts his family’s Spiritualist beliefs as his foremost influence. He is also proud of his Welsh heritage, and often combines the two threads in his writing. When asked about his style, he says:
“I write about what I see, or think I see… or dream, and, in the end, it’s all the same really”.
His Best Book.
Many people consider the first book of this not so famous Welsh author, Daddy’s Hobby from the series Behind The Smile – The Story of Lek, A Bar Girl in Pattaya to be his best novel. It is certainly his best-seller, although it has become a must-read in Pattaya, where it takes place. When asked, Jones says that he loves all his novels but some more than others at different times when he’s in different moods.
Owen Jones and his books are features on his blog at Megan Publishing Services – (https//meganthemisconception.com)