Friday, 26 March 2010
Some time ago, I was asked by a mutual friend of Tonto Books to submit a short story for inclusion in their latest anthology, Even More Tonto Short Stories. Between me agreeing and the book being put together, the submission process became one of a competition whereby the 'winners' won inclusion for their story in the book. Rather than mine being a 'name' for the book to trade off, my short story was entered into the competition alongside everyone else's. Now, I could have spat the dummy, demanded "Do You Know WHO I AM?" but I didn't. I decided that the story should rest on its own merits and if it was not good enough, then so be it. To say I was mildly chuffed when it was announced that I was indeed one of the winners chosen would be an understatement. Much more satisfying that way, I think.
So, my story THE SKIN WE'RE IN is in the upcoming book. It is not a Joe Hunter story, but it is a gritty action crime thriller set in the north of England, that I hope all of my readers will love. Alongside me will be a whole host of writers, both aspiring and established authors, as well as my good friend, crime writer, Col Bury. Col's story MOPPING UP also won a coveted place for inclusion and is a brilliant introduction to the book that Col is currently writing.
Even More Tonto Short Stories will be available for purchase from May 6th 2010 and can be pre-ordered now from Amazon at £6.29.