Nicci French Giveaway
I am reading (the hardback version of) ‘House of Correction’ by the fabulous duo Nicci French and it’s brilliant. One of those books that you just can’t wait to get back to.
It’s about a woman who finds herself in jail, accused of murder. “They all believe she killed him. How can she prove she’s innocent?” She fires her solicitor and decides to defend herself and she has to put the case together from prison. It’s gripping!
And lucky you, I have a brand new paperback version to give away.
I’ve got a subscription to The Capital Crime Book Club and this month’s bundle-of-joy included ‘House of Correction’ which, obviously, I’ve already got, so I’m giving it away.
If you’d like to be in the draw, just leave a comment to that effect and on Sunday evening (13th June) at 8pm I’ll do a random draw to decide the winner. UK only (sorry!).
UPDATE: 13th June. I’ve now drawn the winner, using the nifty Random Name Wheel of Fortune (see below) and Lynda McMahon’s name was picked out! Well done Lynda. A message and the book will be winging their way to you soon!
If you consider yourself a working class writer, you might be interested in a new competition being run by the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook folk.
You’ve got until 16th July to submit a sample of your writing, which must be the beginning of an unpublished work-in-progress no more than 2,000 words in length and a one-page synopsis for the full manuscript. You must also include a short piece of writing (200 words) in the Covering Letter section of the on-line entry form about yourself and why this prize speaks to you.
And if you’re wondering why we need competitions like this, you might find this article about the Common People project interesting (I did!).
I featured the Louise Walters’ Page 100 competition last year but only gave you a few days to enter, so this time I’m giving you lots of notice: it doesn’t close until 30th September.
As you may remember, it’s a quirky competition which asks you to submit page 100 – and only that page – of your unpublished novel or novella.
It’s only £6 to enter and the winner will receive a full manuscript report of their novel or novella, four LWB books of their choice and a £50 book token.
There are runners-up prizes too.
All the details are here.
Bonnie In The Buttercups
Bonnie has had her hair cut! Boy, did she need it.
In fact, the big pile of fur on the table after the dog groomer had done her stuff, looked like… well, like another dog!
And now she’s all little and smooth and it’s hard to believe she’s 8 years old because she looks like a puppy.