Welsh author Sian Collins will be visiting a Hay-on-Wye bookshop this month to talk about her latest release.

Collins’ new thriller, Tiding, is set in the fictional Carmarthenshire town of Glanmorfa. The author draws inspiration from her own childhood to craft a masterful tale exploring how children can sometimes become victims of adult power.

During the Great Freeze of 1963, Eleanor O’Dowd, a middle-aged piano teacher, is found bludgeoned to death. As the freeze takes hold, there is a brutal reckoning for the residents of Glanmorfa, who are caught in the grip of an ancient curse. Or so it appears to the vicar’s daughter, Daphne Morgan, who finds herself engulfed in the currents of the adult world and mysteries far deeper than she expected in this chilling story about the power of imagination.

Siân Collins was born in Pembrokeshire. An Edinburgh graduate, she taught Anglo Saxon and Medieval Literature in South Africa, worked as an assistant editor on The Lancet, and ran English and Drama departments in several well-known London secondary schools. She returned to Carmarthenshire to teach, write, and relish life in the beautiful Tywi Valley. Her debut novel, Unleaving, was published in 2019.

Collins will be talking about Tiding at North Books in Hay (HR3 5DF) on Saturday, October 28 at 4pm.

Tickets are £5 and there will be a discount on the book on the day of 10 per cent. Pop into North Books or email [email protected] to reserve a seat.