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Costa Short Story Award 2015

Pleased as punch to be on the shortlist for this year’s Costa Short Story Award, which is judged anonymously and voted on by the public.  We’ve all been under strict instructions to keep it a secret, but here’s the news in The Bookseller and  The Guardian:

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CScreen Shot 2016-01-19 at 09.47.04ongratulations to all of the shortlist:  Rupert Thomson, Annalisa Crawford, Erin Soros, Niall Bourke and Danny Murphy.  Voting is closed now, but if you’d like to take a look or a listen to all of our short stories, here’s a link (scroll all the way down to the bottom to find mine, The Night Office, read by the lovely Kate Dyson.)

Now, as the invitation to the swank awards ceremony states Dress:  Formal the really big issue is – what is a writer to wear?!?

Thanks to any of you who voted!

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Writing Resolutions

imagesHave you made your writing resolution yet? Yes, I know we’re well into the new year.  Ical says we’re nearly halfway through this month of resolutions called January, and the fab Prime Writers have been posting one writer’s resolution every day.  While many have been pledging to stand up more, to leave our desks and live a little, today’s resolution is mine.  Want to know what I plan to do more of? Pop on over to The Prime Writers and see!  You’ll also find a great new two-part blog on finding more time for writing – another great resolution.

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