Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Can't believe I won the Pitlochry Quaich for a crime novel

Today I got a phone call. At first I thought it was one of those nuisance callers we've been getting recently who want to sell you a conservatory (we live in a flat), a new kitchen (our flat is rented), a trip to the Moon (too busy). So, I picked up the phone with a great deal of trepidation and guess what, it was good news.

I have won the Pitlochry Quaich for the opening and synopsis of my crime novel Vile City.

I can't believe it and am currently in a state of shock.

I'd like to thank Writers' Umbrella, the online writing group I belong to. It was through them that I was eligible for this competition.


  1. Well done you!

    (like what you've done with your hair btw)

  2. Patsy wish I had hair like that.

    Thanks Chippy. It's always good to win one. Never won anything in my life.

  3. Very many congratulations Jen.

  4. Thanks Lily. I am both amazed and humbled. I can't even win a heads or tails call over a coin usually!


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