Well, I did it! Thanks so much to the judges of the BGEIBA short story award and all the people who took time to read six fantastic short stories and to vote for my story, The Visit! It was hugely appreciated.
I had the best night! But next year I’m going to go back as a guest instead of a nominee and I’m really going to soak up the atmosphere and the company of hundreds of people who love books as much as I do. The time before my category was enjoyable but tense, after my win, I was literally numb! (Now that I think about it…I suppose I would cope if I was a nominee next year… I better start writing!)
I’m so grateful for the crazy roller-coaster journey that my debut collection The Accidental Wife has taken me on.
And thanks to the award, The Accidental Wife is now available in one of Dublin’s iconic bookshops, Dubray Books on Grafton Street… Feel free to rush out and buy half a dozen copies for your Christmas stockings!