Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Winning a copy of 9987......

I am grinning this week because I won a signed copy of newly released "9987" by Nik Jones. The challenge was to create a character in 25 words or less. Check out the details of the competition, my entry and more about '9987' here.

Some copied blurb on '9987'..............
"The shop is everything to him - always neat and tidy, safe and reliable, the rental DVDs carefully categorised, alphabetised and memorised. He thinks he knows his customers, until the bloodstains begin to appear - on grubby banknotes, on porn DVDs, and on the shop's fresh new carpet. Then the girl comes into his life, green eyes and fresh scarlet slashed beneath her thin cotton blouse. He wants to rescue and protect her. He wants to be with her. Forever. Murky and disturbing, "9987" is a jagged, tragic crime story set in a disturbing, uncaring world where only three things are constant: fantasy, loneliness and love. 'Gripping, cinematic, voyeuristic. A delightfully disturbing debut' - Caroline Smailes ("Black Boxes", "In Search of Adam")."
I am looking forward to reading my signed copy soon.


Writing for this competition was one of the few things I managed over the past couple of months and so winning it has made it extra special. I am now just starting to get back into my writing and this has given me a positive boost of encouragement.

So back to my cold writing hut and back to the characters of my YA book. They've waited mid-action long enough. I am so excited to write more of their adventure!!

Off to find my hat & oversized woolly jumper...........................



  1. Congratulations on your win. I loved your entry too.

    My shed is so cold that I've been cheating and writing inside the house for the past month. I have a heater, but it doesnt seem to make much of a difference, and I'm desperate for the weather to warm up, so I can get out there again.

  2. Congratulations! Books are the best prize for anything.
    I hope it warms up soon so you and Debs don't freeze in your sheds!

  3. It was a well deserved win I reckon - the judges were proper impressed, like.

    Hope you enjoy it... or at least, hope you don't think i'm weird afterward... Me mam does, she's not talking to me now... Ah well. Enjoy!

  4. Congratulations on winning.

  5. Really well done, and I hope the writing's still going well :o)


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