The last two months have been non-stop madness. Mostly because I travelled through the UK and Europe, cramming in more countries than my sanity could handle, before returning straight to my bat cave in Brisbane to finish editing my latest YA manuscript.
And amongst the madness, I received some exciting news to share:
- I won the YA category in the CYA Conference competition with my latest manuscript, Fake. I adore this story and I’m so excited it’s received such a good response on it’s first outing in the world.
- I’m a halloweenie! My tiny Halloween tale, Little Sister, will be published as part of Tiny Owl Workshop’s napkin stories project this October.
- My children’s short story, Neptune’s Postman, was awarded 3rd place in the Charlotte Duncan Award.
What’s next? Well, I’m searching through old notes and playing with ideas to start a few new stories.
In the meantime, I’m also training our new Border Collie puppy, Henry. (Because sometimes I like to cram so much in to the space of 8 weeks to see exactly where my breaking point is. I have a feeling it could be toilet training this furball.)
Looking for a free read?
You can read my children’s short story, Neptune’s Postman, from the Celapene Press website for free.