Thanks to Ruth Dugdall, fellow Legend Press author and Luke Bitmead Bursary winner. She tagged me in the NEXT BIG THING.
I have to answer ten questions about my writing and then tag other writers who will answer the same ten questions. And on and on…
What is the working title of your book?
What a treat of a repeat, seeing Brucie host Have I got News For You again last night on BBC2. What a legend. I love this man.
As I’ve mentioned once or twice before on this blog, Sir Bruce Forsyth was the inspiration for my novel The Generation Game. Just as I was writing this post, I had a photo sent to me by my husband, who’s up in Liverpool for the Labour Party Conference. He found time to go into Waterstones and saw my book there, wedged between Daphne Du Maurier and Stella Duffy and close to Ruth Dugdall, a fellow Legend Press novelist. So exciting to see it on the shelves….finally!
If you are a struggling writer and want to be published, then think about entering the Luke Bitmead Bursary for new writers. The award was set up shortly after Luke’s untimely death in 2006 by his family to support and encourage the work of fledgling novel writers. The winner will receive a publishing contract with Legend Press, as well as a cash bursary.
This is the fourth year of the award. Andrew Blackman won the first year with On the Holloway Road. Ruth Dugdall won the second year with The Woman Before Me. And I was astounded to be the third winner with The Generation Game which will be published on August 1st.
If you have an unpublished novel that you want to share with the world, then give it a go. What have you got to lose?