It’s time for another announcement!  A few months ago, I entered the 2015 Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning Summer Short Story competition.  Today, I found out that my story Fracture won first prize!  Fracture will be published in an anthology next year, with all the short-listed entries.  Naturally, I’m delighted to have won – I feel that I’m on the right path, and hopefully I’ll be able to finish my current novel soon.  It’s worth noting that I entered the same competition last year, but on that occasion I was a runner-up.  You can click here to read my short story from last year, Get a Life which can be found on page 29 of the anthology.

My entry this year was slightly different: Fracture is a story about a young woman who wakes up one morning to discover her face has started to crack and come apart.  As she prepares for an important job interview, she struggles to hold the pieces of her face together…

As well as writing Fracture and focusing on my novel, I’ve been writing a lot of poetry over the last year.  You can take a look at some of my poems here.  They’re (mostly) short and snappy and deal with themes from extinction and death to social media and digital culture.  You’re welcome to comment on my posts and poetry, whether you know me or you’ve stumbled upon my site through chance.  You can also follow me using your own WordPress account, or “like” my posts and writing with Facebook.

I would also like to thank my family, friends and readers for taking the time to read my various writing projects – the support and feedback you’ve given me has always been invaluable, and I greatly appreciate it.  Now, time to finish that novel…


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