I haven't posted in some time as this year has been extremely busy and lots of exciting things happening, including being long listed in the Retreat West First Chapter competition. It was the opening to my Teen Thriller, Ornithophobia, that is a current work in progress, with the first draft now nearly complete.
I've attended some fantastic writing events this year, I can thoroughly recommend SCBWI workshops and events, writing retreats and NAWGfest17, run by NAWG (National Association of Writers' Groups) and events run by Writing West Midlands.
My very exciting news this year is that I've signed with the fabulous literary agent, Laura West, of the David Higham Agency. Laura really gets my ideas, and I feel confident that this is the start of a fantastic partnership to bring many wonderful stories to life :)
#PeerPitch has been a really fun week-long event on Twitter, organised by The Scribbers, a group of writers who met on a Curtis Brown Creative online Writing for Children course. They then went on to form their own writing group, comprising on the original 15 members from the course.
The #PeerPitch event culminated with a one day to enter 35 word pitch competition, where entrants were invited to submit their children's or YA pitches.
I am very excited to announce that I have been longlisted for not one, but three of my pitches, woohoo! Shortlist announced soon, so fingers crossed :)