Cornish author Beth Lewis grew up just outside Tintagel in North Cornwall and spent her childhood exploring the Trebarwith Valley’s thick bluebell woods and waterfalls as well as the coast around the Trebarwith Strand and the iconic Prince of Wales Engine House.
After school she would take a book and either head to the woods or the beach and let her imagination run riot.
As a teenager she and her friends learned to drive in each other’s cars in the spooky Davidstow Woods, where they would gather for later night parties around a camp fire.
Beth’s love of North Cornwall’s wild landscapes led her to travel to to the vast wilderness of Jasper National Park in Alberta, in the middle of the Rocky Mountains in Canada where she encountered black bears, caribou, moose and wolves.
But it was Beth’s first love of the wild rugged Cornish coast that led to her writing four novels.
Her debut novel, The Wolf Road (2016) was both an Amazon Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the inaugural Glass Bell Award.
Her third book, The Origins of Iris, was shortlisted for the Polari Prize in 2022 and her fourth novel Children of the Sun is due for release on May 25th 2023.