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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm Gonna Be Published!

It has been ages since I blogged last. Lots has been happening, both in my normal life and in my writing life - if one can separate the two.

I have moved house (and townships), survived school holidays and been away with my husband, without children! (That's a biggie - especially if you are a home-educator as I am)


I am going to be published!
Not just in a magazine or a newpaper, but in a book! One of my short stories, submitted to the spiritual anthology competition, has been accepted and will be published in an anthology!!!!

The chosen piece was "Fire of Hope."

I am not sure how many stories were accepted, I do know aprox 486 stories were entered in the competition.

The book will be launched in Pleasant Point, Canterbury, on the 3rd October 09. There will be a dinner and book signings with all the authors involved who attend.

In other, slightly less exciting news, I also received a third place award in another competition I entered with the NZ Christian Writers Guild.

I didn't get placed in our local writing groups competition, I didn't really think I would. However, I am very proud to say that my friend and prodigy, Sue, was awarded FIRST and THIRD places. You go girl!

Results of the Katherine Mansfeild competition will be released on the 1st October.

So, that is all my news. I haven't been writing much as I having been trying to put most of my energy into the Introduction to Journalism paper I am studying this semester.
I'll get back into writing come the end of October.