Middle grade novel WIP, Atlas of the Darkside, has been chosen as a reader’s favourite in the #WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award 2019. This means that one of the judges chose my entry as their favourite in the whole competition. Thank you #WriteMentor!
After winning the Grindstone Literary 2018 Flash 1000 Competition, Sugar Snap, Broad Bean, Runner Bean has been published as part of the Grindstone annual anthology. The book features 40 authors and their works include flash, poetry, short stories and novels. ‘Now including author biographies and reflections, this anthology is a wonderful read for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the world of emerging fiction and the writers behind the words.’ – Grindstone Literary
Middle grade novel, Atlas of the Darkside, has made it on to the Adventures in Fiction New Voices Competition longlist. The competition is aimed at new writers currently working on a manuscript – and the prize is mentoring to help finish it. Fingers crossed for the next stage! See the rest of the longlist here.
Sugar Snap, Runner Bean, Broad Bean was recently announced as the winner of the Grindstone Literary Flash Fiction 1000 Competition. Grindstone described it as ‘heartfelt and potent writing’. I was inspired to write this piece by my school work experience (over 20 years ago!) with the local hospital. Much of my time was spent with people suffering from Alzheimers. I met some wonderful amazing people – NHS staff, patients and their families. The ending comes…