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Exeter Novel Prize 2013

My novel was long listed for the Exeter Novel Prize 2013 here. I didn’t realise until my friend mentioned it! What a nice surprise today. Congratulations to all who made the shortlist.

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Good Housekeeping

The background to the idea for my novel is featured on the Good Housekeeping website here.

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The Impress Prize 2013

I have won The Impress Prize! This means that my book will be published by Impress Books next year. *faints* http://www.impress-books.co.uk/impress-prize  

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Bath Short Story Award 2013 Anthology

The Bath Short Story Award 2013 Anthology features my short story ‘A Really Nice Day.’ It is available here from Amazon, Apple and Kobo for £3.99. This is the first story that I’ve  had published in an e-book and has been launched byEmma Dally … Continue reading

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Luke Bitmead Awards 2013

Thursday was the Luke Bitmead Awards in London. I was happy enough be shortlisted, but was delighted when they announced that I had won second prize! It was a lovely evening and I got some very encouraging feedback from Ruth Dugdall (author … Continue reading

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Impress Prize 2013

I have had a great week. I have just found out that I have also been shortlisted for the 2013 Impress Prize for my new novel The Bearded Ladybird. It’s fabulous news and I’m delighted.

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Luke Bitmead Bursary

I have had some great news. I have been shortlisted for the 2013 Luke Bitmead Bursary for Getting Away With It. I’m obviously delighted and also very surprised.  The prize is in association with Legend Press. In case you haven’t … Continue reading

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I’m going to hammer this new novel. I’ve had a few weeks off, but it’s time to get some words down. So lax that I’ve missed the deadline for Bridport too – how ridiculous. Very sad news about Iain Banks. … Continue reading

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Off they go.

I’ve sent out my first chapters to a couple of agents. Wish them luck!   Just started another novel. I would like to have it planned out beautifully, but I don’t. I’m just going with the flow again and seeing where … Continue reading

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The Yeovil Prize

I’ve had some great news. I won first prize in novel category of the Yeovil Prize. I can’t believe it! First prize! It was such a brilliant surprise and the fact that it is for the novel means such a lot. I had … Continue reading

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