Good news! I may be terrible at updating my blog, but I’ve been shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript.

I’m really delighted to be shortlisted along side three other very talented writers, and have my fingers crossed for September. It’s been a lovely ego boost, and another reminder to get on with the never-ending edits.

In case you’re interested, here’s the blurb for the book; Yellow Tooth, which was shortlisted:

Yellow Tooth is an adventure story set in South Africa in the near future. The novel follows Zaffie, a gutsy teenage girl, as she makes her way through a post-apocalyptic world: battling crocodiles, avoiding lightning strikes, and trying to escape her kidnappers. Yellow Tooth is heavily influenced by H Rider Haggard’s King Solomon Mines, and Willard Price’s “Adventure” series, with a slice of Gerald Durrell’s fascinated affection for creatures great and small.

If you’d like to know more, please do get in touch.

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