Delighted to be included in this sparkling anthology of prose and poetry celebrating the life of Hugh Miller, geologist and writer, with my highly commended piece Updraft. It’s set in a place he knew well, on a summit in Glen Coe, where a young woman is wavering on the edge of a future she does not want.
The book was launched in March at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, almost under the eyes of Dippy the Dinosaur, on tour from the Natural History Museum in London and can be bought direct from Edinburgh Geological Society
The Scottish Geodiversity Forum runs The Hugh Miller Writing Competition with the Friends of Hugh Miller.
This arrived in the post today from the lovely people at Momaya Press. They do great work helping new writers get their voice heard. Delighted to be in this annual anthology with smashing company for my honourably mentioned Leap In The Dark.
Momaya Short Story Review 2016 – Ambition: Volume 13 (Momaya Short Story Annual Review) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1539121054/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KKsxybSZKE349
Love love love this literary magazine. Issue 15 has several gems in it. It also has my first published short story ‘3 for 2’, one for all the trackled parents out there. The excitement with which I received this news was topped only by the massive rush of reading aloud at the launch in Oxford.
Huge thanks to Euan, Keir and Elaine and shouts out to Claire Dyer, Claire Booker, Stephen Durkan, Stephen Hargadon, Jude Cook and Dan Micklethwaite fellow scribblers and issue-mates who cheered me along and my old pal Colette Coen who is in there too. I’m still smiling.
Rather excited to win the Short Story Monthly 500 Flash Fiction Competition this month!
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