Good news comes in pairs!

Two of my short stories have been published by 
Reader’s Digest and the York Literary Review.

Viewing Is Essential won Reader’s Digest’s 100-word-story competition, and appears in the June issue of the magazine. It was voted for by the public after making the judges’ top three shortlist. You can buy and read the magazine here.

Thank You For Shopping was selected for the Spring 2017 edition of the York Literary Review – a journal of fiction, non-fiction and poetry edited by the Creative Writing department at York St John University. You can buy it at Waterstones York.

The best part about these two successes is knowing that more people will be reading my work than ever before. I don’t write to win awards, or to be published, as encouraging those things are. I write because I’m compelled to. That’s why I’ve been writing since I was six, and why I’ll keep doing it for as long as I live – regardless of whether my work sees the light of day, as most of the hundreds of characters I’ve created over the past quarter-century haven’t. But it is a bit of a dream to be recognised like this.

Special thanks to Anna Walker from Reader’s Digest, Kimberly Campanello from the York Literary Review, and everyone who supports and inspires me.


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