I flip-flop around with genres and age groups quite a bit but my main focus for many years has been a middle-grade rural fantasy (is there such a genre?) .
I am grateful for the opportunities that arise to submit short stories as this form allows me to experiment outside my comfort zone re voice and genre without too much time investment. Also, they are a good exercise in succinct writing. Containing my runaway word counts is one of my major struggles.
Highly Commended, Scribbles Creative Writing Awards 2020, Middle Grade Fiction, First 4000 words of novel – The Rojadian’s Secret.
Highly Commended, Scribbles Creative Writing Awards 2019, Middle Grade Fiction, Short story, Outsiding.
Short-listed, Buzz Words Short Story Prize 2018, Miss Um.
Highly Commended, Scribbles Creative Writing Awards 2018, Middle Grade Fiction, Short story, The Dark.
Shortlisted, Scribbles Creative Writing Awards 2018, Junior Fiction, Merry Christmas Beetle.
Wish Upon a Southern Star, anthology, compiled by Shelley Chappell, , Jack and the Alphaget Book, launch Sept 2017.
The School Magazine, Orbit June issue 2017 , short story, Thongs on the Path (cover feature).
100 Word Short Stories, anthology by Readers Digest, published 2016, The Age-old Battle.
Seeking Horizons, South Coast Writers Anthology, published October 2014. Unknown Hero,
First 1000 Words competition (Emma Cameron), 2014, Short-listed for beginning of fantasy novel titled, For the Kings Table.
Competition: First Place
Writing Classes for Kids and Adults (Dee White), 2013, ‘Real’ competition, First Prize, Grandpa Tales.
Manly and Pennisula FAW, 2012, Short story literary Award, Commended, Unknown Hero