What a great way to start the weekend, waking up to find that I've made the Long-List for The Chicken House – The Times Children’s Fiction Competition 2013! I'm utterly thrilled that; ‘Through Mortal Eyes,’ is in the long-list of 21!
I'm even more excited to find that I'm amongst friends. My close writing Buddy Nicki Thornton, is also in the long list with her Tweenies (early teenage) mystery novel, ‘The Sleeping Beauty House’, which is an amazing book, with lashing of both mystery and humour.
Also, fellow SCBWI writer K M Lockwood (Philippa Francis) has made the long-list with her novel ‘Selkies of Scoresby Nab.’ I'm lucky enough to have read the opening of the book a while back so can truly say that it’s a great read that utilises the much overlooked folklore of Britain.
So I’d like to thank the reader that pulled ‘Through Mortal Eyes’ off the mountain of entries and submitted it for the long-list – Thank you!
Also to send hearty CONGRATULATIONS to all the Long-listers…
ALL THE SKY - S.A. West
BORN LOSERS- Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
ELLIE AND THE GHOSTS - Elaine Murphy
FINDING ALICE - Rosemary Appleyard
FRAMED - Joy McCullough-Carranza
LIKE A BROTHER - Wendy E Constance
MOLLY - Katharine Leat
MOON BOY - D.M. Macphail
MR UNUSUALLY'S CIRCUS OF DREAMS - Sharda Dean
PROMISE NOT TO TELL - Rita Piper
THE BOY WITH THE GOLDEN BALLS - Michael Byrne
THE FLIGHT OF THE GRIFFIN - C.M. Gray
THE HAIRY HAND - Robin Bennett
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEACH - Benedict Brown
THE SELKIES OF SCORESBY NAB - K.M. Lockwood
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY HOUSE - Nicki Thornton
THE WITCH OF EDAINE-Hilly Barmby
THROUGH MORTAL EYES - Sally Poyton
VINCENT - Phillip Rudall
WE STOLE OUR BROTHER - Fiona Motherwell
ZACH IN THE MAKING - Kelly McCaughrain
So I'm off to celebrate…