Brought up in South Wales and a fluent Welsh-speaker, Mari Griffith began her career as a singer before moving into radio and television as a presenter of many different types of programmes for children, for adults and for the BBC Television Schools Service. Then a career change saw her take up a staff appointment with BBC Wales as a bi-lingual continuity announcer. Two years later, after an intensive training course, she became a multi-camera television director, again working on a variety of programmes.
Now retired from broadcasting, Mari has found time to concentrate on something she has always loved - writing. Short stories brought initial success, one is included in the Historical Novel Society's 2012 anthology 'The Beggar at the Gate'. Another, 'For the Love of Megan', was a prize-winner at the HNS 2014 conference and is included in the anthology 'Distant Echoes', published by Corazon Books. Her debut novel 'Root of the Tudor Rose' tells the little-known story of the astonishing love affair which founded the Tudor dynasty. The book met with considerable critical acclaim, became an Amazon best-seller and remained high in the charts for well over a year.
Mari's eagerly-awaited second novel, 'The Witch of Eye', though not strictly a sequel to the first book, takes up the story of the scheming Duchess of Gloucester, a story of intrigue, passion and ambition which culminated in the most sensational treason trial of the fifteenth century. Like its predecessor, it was chosen as a Welsh Books Council 'Book of the Month' and is available from Amazon in Kindle and paperback versions.