& Other Stories…

More wonderful short story stuff has been happening!

My ‘Bones’ made Synaesthesia Magazine’s Competition shortlist in February, judged by the brilliant Adam Marek…


I’m overjoyed that my ‘Rash’ has been shortlisted in the wonderful Willesden Herald Competition.  ‘Rash’ will be included in their next anthology and there’s an award ceremony to go to in April, with the amazing Charles Lambert judging!  I can hardly believe that my story will be a part of this collection, especially among such a formidable gathering of talented writers.

Here’s the blurb:

Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 8 
Sensual and atmospheric, embattled and defiant, in the throes of turbulent events and viewing from a distance, these stories are windows that open onto the men, women and children of our twenty-first century world. The people portrayed do not seek our pity nor our love but with each turn of a page, we may feel that we want to reach out to them to say, I know, I know, I know – you are not alone. Short stories by Jo Barker Scott, Joan Brennan, Gina Challen, Nick Holdstock, CG Menon, Dan Powell, Angela Sherlock, Megan Taylor, Medina Tenour Whiteman, Lindsay Waller-Wilkinson.
Publisher: Pretend Genius Press 
Publication date: 16 April 2014
ISBN: 978-0-9852133-3-6
RRP: £5.99 (UK) $7.99 (US)

Very, very, very, very, very, very happy!!!!!