D. G. Champken is a new writer of fiction and narrative non-fiction. His short story Beyond Lamorna was published by Bandit Fiction in January 2021.
He's now working on more short stories and editing his first novel, a work of adult commercial fiction called Cut to the Quick. He's also planning a memoir and a collection of children's stories.
Danny grew up in the North East of England, before relocating and losing his accent to South Wales. He's now back in England and cultivating his tone of voice in a hybrid tongue from the South West, based in Bristol but conducting an intense love affair with Cornwall.
In his formative years, Danny contributed to culture guides in Cardiff, digital and in print, later applying his writing to blogs on baking and the beer industry.
He picked up a pen during lockdown (the first one) in Spring 2020. Fortunate enough to be locked down in Cornwall, he took daily to the coast path and started spotting signs to inspire his creative writing. The first sign came in the form of Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke, a tome of inspiration for an aspiring young writer that Danny found left on a bench in Paul Cemetery.
He still has it, if whoever left it there would like to claim it...
Image: Husband, 2020 | Porthmeor, Cornwall