Thursday, 1 April 2010

PAUL GRZEGORZEK TAKE A BOW

We have a winner!!


There were ten absolutely brilliant short stories entered into the competition to win a signed first edition hardback copy of the third Joe Hunter thriller - Slash and Burn - all of which you can still read over at
http://joehuntersfixers.blogspot.com/

All ten were superb and I'm glad that I put the voting out to the readers instead of having to choose one out of the bunch. Nevertheless, there could be only one.

Drumroll please..........

And the Winner is A LONG TIME COMING by Paul Grzegorzek.

Congratulations to Paul on a fast moving, thriller story that everyone agrees is absolutely brilliant.

There are of course no losers all the other entries are also top notch and I raise my glass to you all for some damn fine writing. I salute you all.

In no particular order:



GALLANCE by Col Bury

FIRESTORM by Alan Peden

TROUBLE ON A BUS by John Walker

PROMISES, PROMISES by Sue Harding

UNDERBELLY by Anna Harris

IN THE KINGDOM OF THE FUCKED UP, THE GUN-TOTING MAN IS KING by Lee Hughes

DARK HEART by AJ Humpage

DIAMONDS AND PEARLS by Alan Griffiths

THE SET UP by David Foster

Did you spot your favourite writer?

Thanks to everyone who entered, and to everyone who read, commented and voted on their fave.

6 comments:

Alan Griffiths said...

Many congratulations to Paul - A LONG TIME COMING is a cracking story and a worthy winner. Congrats to all the other writers too, in particular Col and Alan for making the top three and pushing Paul all the way.

Finally thanks to Matt for taking the time out to run the competition, the standard was very high and much fun all round.

Kind regards to all.

David Barber said...

Well done Paul. Great to meet you at Matt's book launch as well.

Congrats to all that entered.

Glaznost said...

thanks guys, and thanks and well done to everyone who took part. There were some cracking stories and it was a tough competition. Forgive the brevity, but i'm writing this on my phone on the train on the way back from matt's book launch. It was a cracking night and it was great to meet you all, and i'm already halfway through my competition prize! Thanks everyone who voted for my story, i'm off to read s&b again now!

Alan said...

Well done Paul! Cracking story and the twist at the end was simply brilliant. A worthy winner. I hope one day we get to see your work on bookshelves in Waterstones.

Alan.

Col Bury said...

Paul,
Great to meet you last night at the launch and shake your hand re' this well deserved win.

Well done to all who entered - I enjoyed reading all the stories immensely.

And cheers, Al G for the mention.

Regards to all (including Matt for hosting the comp'),
Col

Sue H said...

Congrats Paul G!!! Richly deserved - superb writing. I think we need to have a sequel....! (or a full-blown novel?)

I expect you've finished S&B by now - some of us have only just got home from t' launch!