Saturday, 10 October 2009

The Wild One

It is with great pride that I announce that one of my short crime stories is to appear in the forthcoming anthology EVEN MORE TONTO SHORT STORIES.

My never before seen story THE SKIN WE'RE IN, a gritty crime/action story was picked from hundreds of entries by top novelist Caroline Smailes and Tonto head honcho Stuart Wheatman for the collection of stories to be published later this year.

I am rightly proud.

For two reasons.

As well as a novelist, I can obviously also write a good short - sometimes this is far more difficult than writing a full novel, as you have far fewer words to deliver a convincing and engaging tale.

Then there is the fact that my good friend Col Bury, a supporter of mine since the announcement of my Joe Hunter publishing deal was announced, also won a coveted spot with his excellent short story MOPPING UP.

I am ecstatic for Col. In fact, and without down playing my happiness at being chosen, I'm happier that Col's talent has been recognised and he is now about to become one of the 'published' that all (or pretty much most) authors aspire to.

This is another example of where sheer grit and determination wins out.

Congratulations to Col and all the other winners (the list can be found via the link above), and also congratulations to myself.

Hope you all enjoy what looks to be a great collection.


Paul D. Brazill said...

Congrats Matt, to you and Col. Good to see Norherners doing well!

Matt Hilton said...

Thanks Paul. And to think I hemmed and hawed about entering something to this too.

Col Bury said...

Thanks a lot for that, Matt.
I'm trying for perspective at the moment, but my excitement won't let me!
Nonetheless, I know it's only one tentative foot on the first rung of an extremely tall ladder.
And cheers for good wishes, Paul.

Lee Hughes said...

Congrats Matt and Col, both well deserved!

Matt Hilton said...

Thanks Lee. I am chuffed.

Alan Griffiths said...

Congrats Matt and well deserved. I'm so pleased for Col as well - great news all round.

Matt Hilton said...

Thanks Alan, much appreciated.

David Barber said...

Congrats to you both. As you know, met with Col at weekend but one day may join him on a meet with yourself. Thanks for your comments Matt and your fantastic site, tk'n'c. Regards.

emma said...

Congratulations Matt! Roll on November.