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‘Escape Kit’ is nominated for a Saboteur award

‘Escape Kit’ has been short listed in the “best novella” category in the 2014 Saboteur awards.

I need votes.    Please follow this link, and vote for ‘Escape Kit’:


Voting closes on 25 May.

I will be attending the ceremony in Oxford on 31 May.  The results are not being revealed before the ceremony. 

If you want to go to all the trouble of reading it before voting for it, then you can obtain the printed version here:


and the Kindle version here:

Escape Kit – http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JLKBWZM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00JLKBWZM&linkCode=as2&tag=sproutnet-21

(If you use this link, rather than a generic search, the publisher gets a better deal from Amazon.)

Your support is greatly appreciated.


Grist chapbook launch: 13 March 2014

My next publication is a novella, entitled ‘Escape Kit’.  It will be launched during the Huddersfield Literature Festival on Thursday 13 March at 7pm, in Queenie’s Coffee Shop, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP. 

You can download the festival brochure here:  http://www.litfest.org.uk/?q=node/10

Copies will be available to buy on the night, at a discounted price of GBP 5. 

Work by two of my fellow Grist chapbook competition winners will also feature, ‘A Call In The Night’ by Gabrielle Leimon, and ‘Cowboy Genes’ by Wes Lee.  I expect that Gabrielle will be reading her own extract.  Wes’s may have to be read by the Grist editor-in-chief, Michael Stewart, because Wes lives in New Zealand.  Nevertheless, I hope she can make it. 

I thank Jayne Edge and her colleagues the University of Huddersfield for their contribution to the editing.