Meet the author


Mari Ellis Dunning

Mari Ellis Dunning is a Welsh writer who loves nothing more than sitting down and letting her vivid imagination run free as she puts pen to paper. Mari writes everything from adult fiction to poetry and children’s rhymes, and has several publications and awards to her name. She has work published in various publications, including the New Welsh Review, Female First Magazine, Parthian’s Cheval Anthologies, Cultured Vultures and Parthian’s How to Exit a Burning Building.

Mari recently won the Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award, for her short story ‘Cartref,’ and came third place in the Robin Reeves Prize.

Percy the Pompom Bear is her first children’s book. Her favourite kind of animal happens to be dogs, although she sometimes wishes Percy was real!

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