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March 2018 'Potkin and Stubbs' is due to be published by Piccadilly Press in March 2019

January 2017 'Potkin and Stubbs (Deceased)' shortlisted for the 2016 Bath Children's Novel Award

May 2015 'The Last Days of the Minotaur' long listed for BBC Opening Lines 2015

March 2015 'The Last Days of the Minotaur' 2nd Prize Winner (2500 word category) Words with Jam Bigger Short Story Competition 2014
The prize-winners anthology 'An Earthless Melting Pot' is available to buy here

August 2013 'The Boy' long-listed for the Words with Jam First Page Competition
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May 2013 interview

Feb 2013 Short Story 'The Disappearance of Henry Sullivan' long-listed for BBC Opening Lines
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Jan 2013 to present Regular host of library book and film review show Booked Out

December 2012 Short Story 'The Inheritance' selected for the Cheshire Prize for Literature Lost and Found anthology

October 2012 Short story ‘Foundling’ awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in Bridport Prize
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Copies of the Winners Anthology are available to buy at

May 2012 'Mrs Barnes and the Were-Ralph' published in Raging Aarvarks 'Twisted Tales' anthology celebrating National Flash Fiction Day. You can download a copy of Twisted Tales here for free or from Ether Books

May 2011 ‘The Last Giant’ was selected for the 'Apprenticeships in Fiction' mentoring scheme for promising first time writers. (Unfortunately I was unable to take up my place and so was relegated to 'Highly Commended'.)

January 2011 ‘The Last Giant’ short-listed for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.

Feature Article: East Anglian Daily Times, 4th April 2011.
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2009 ‘Howard Takes the Stage’ (a short play about an ambitious theatrical agent and the doomed escapologist he represents) chosen for and performed at the Fallplay Festival.

2008 ‘The Disappearance of Henry Sullivan’ (a short story about a man who digs a tunnel under his own house) and ‘Mrs Barnes and the Were-Ralph’ (a very short story about a woman whose husband is a werewolf) published in the IP1 Anthology ‘Lip’.

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