Thursday, 20 August 2015

Vlad's Quest #middlegrade



I am delighted to announce the publication of the second in the Vlad the Inhaler trilogy. In Vlad’s Quest the young hupyre has to solve a riddle to gain his inheritance:

In the west wing of the tower
Near to all Maligns hold dear
Full moon strikes the midnight hour
Set it right and steps appear

The answer to the ancient riddle is well-hidden in the creepy and dusty Malign portrait gallery, yet Vlad bravely sets off to discover its meaning. Getting it right could save his home, his inheritance, and maybe even reveal his missing parents’ whereabouts.

Vlad turns twelve alone in a deserted shack, which is all part of the adventure as he reunites with his werewolf friend Rexus, has an encounter with a greedy bounty hunter, two witches, and his evil vampire relatives all in one week!

Vlad’s Quest is available in e-book and paperback.







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Friday, 14 August 2015

Flash 500 Winners #amwriting

Winning Entries on Site
The flash fiction winning stories and the judge's report are now up for the second quarter 2015. You can read the stories here.
 
Third Quarter Judge
I'm delighted to report that Iain Pattison has agreed to judge the third quarter, which is already attracting entries. You can find out more about Iain on his judge's page: Iain Pattison
 
Novel Opening and Synopsis
Don't forget our novel category is now open for entries: Novel Category
 
New Short Story Category
From September 1st we will be running an annual competition for stories up to 3,000 words. The entry page and full details will be up on the site by the end of August.

Prizes: £500, £200 and £100.
Entry fees: £7 for one £12 for two £16 for three £20 for four

Full details will be up on the site by the end of August, so polish up those stories ready to submit when the page goes live.

Reminder of the New Humour Verse Competition
One of our previous judges has started a light verse competition, which will enable all you clever humour poets to enter your funny poems. Find out more here: Light Verse Competition
 
For more information on our competition categories, visit the Flash 500 Homepage.





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Flash 500 Home Page: Flash Fiction, Humour Verse
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