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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Shortlisted in Ryedale Book Festival Award



Very proud to announce that I'm one of ten who have been shortlisted in the short story competition run by the Ryedale Book Festival.  The awards ceremony will take place in September in Malton, who coincidentally is just a short train ride away from my favourite seaside town that rhymes with Barbara. 

I'm particularly proud of the story that has been shortlisted here as it's one I wrote when Trump was elected President. The story condenses a lot of fear into just 1,000 words. It's a story about division and hatred and it doesn't end well. Neither does my short story. 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Longlisted in The Sunderland Short Story Award


Last night I was feeling down in the dumps. Don't know why ... I haven't felt that like in a very long time. I suspect it had something to do with the seven mile walk I'd done that day after cycling twenty miles the day before. I was tired and out of sorts. I went to bed early, fell asleep immediately, woke up this morning feeling brighter - and then bam!

A smile appeared on my face like you've not seen before. Well, OK, maybe before.

I've been longlisted in the Sunderland Short Story Award. I can't say which story is mine, however, as it's all anonymised. But I'm on the list. Fingers crossed for the shortlist. But even if my story doesn't go higher than the longlist, I'm well chuffed to get this far.

My short story is one that was inspired by a visit to Killhope lead mining museum in County Durham. The visit was undertaken with the Roker Pier and Lighthouse heritage group I volunteer with. I was really taken by the atmosphere of the place, the history... and the tiny blue flowers that only grow on soil heavy with lead.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Canary Islands Crime Boss


I'm absolutely overjoyed to have my winning short story published in Noirville, the very first anthology of crime stories by Fahrenheit Press.  The book is available in paperback from the publisher here.


My story is set on Lanzarote and is called The Canary Islands Crime Boss.  I'm especially chuffed with the sentence below from the book's editor.  Wow.



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Strangers


I've a short story called The Caller which has been included in an anthology of winning stories from the Olga Sinclair Short Story Competition 2017. 

If you'd like to read it, the book is available in either paperback or kindle format from Amazon.


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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Seaside Surprise


I've a short story called Easter Suprise in Take a Break's Fiction Feast magazine (May 2018) which is in the shops now.

It's a story of a family day out to the seaside which ends with a very special surprise.  I do hope you enjoy reading it.




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