Sunday, 19 January 2014

Bits & Bobs

Just a few bits and pieces of news...

I have a story in the current issue of Take a Break Fiction Feast. In the shops until February 6th.

Just sold a story to Yours magazine for their 2015 yearbook. This is the third year in a row I've had a story in their annual. Should be available around August 2014.

Fellow writer Bead Roberts is running a writing course at Weetwood Hall in Leeds over the weekend 26th - 28th September 2014. The course costs £240 which includes food and accommodation and can be paid in instalments. It begins on Friday afternoon, finishes Sunday lunchtime and includes workshops and one-to-one advice. Details can be found on the website www.malagaworkshops.co.uk. It was attending one of Bead's workshops that set me on the way to getting my stories accepted by various magazines. She gives value for money with a no-nonsense, no time-wasting approach.

Recently found out I won the Nottingham Writers' Club award for a children's story. The competition was for a mystery/suspense story for 8 – 12 year-olds on the theme of 'magic'. The adjudicator was Ann Evans who is a published author of children's fiction, history books for children, adult books and a 'how to' book about writing. I attended Ann's writing course last year so that has obviously paid off.

Congratulations to my friend Carol Bevitt who won the Writer of the Year award at Nottingham Writers' Club.

Thanks to Helen Ellwood for taking part in the blog chain. Following on from Helen is Ruth de Haas.