This is my biggest breakthrough into the writing industry so far!
It happened in the past month when I found out that I was shortlisted for the RTÉ Today Show / New Island Get Your Book Published competition. I entered this competition back in January with my first novel, Summer at the Manor, and was informed in February that I had been shortlisted in the final ten out of over 180 entries. The full list of all ten candidates and their novel titles can be found here.
The winner of the competition was announced last Friday, March 7th, on the RTÉ Today Show – huge congratulations to Don Cameron who won with his crime novel, Marked Off! For my part, I was delighted to reach the final ten and I received some really positive feedback on my submission which I think will be very encouraging for the future.
So that’s the story for now (forgive the pun). Onwards and upwards from here!