Exciting news! I've been nominated in the Journal Cuture Awards 2017 for Gallows Drop. There is no finer compliment than receiving validation from award judges following a public vote. The consequence of setting my books in the north means that my name has become synonymous with Newcastle/Northumberland where I live and work.
The cultural identity and heritage of the region is important to me and I am thrilled to recieve this recognition. The area and its people inspire me every day. One thing unites the people of the NE: they are passionate about this unique part of the world, a landscape that has long influenced art, be that music, painting, poetry or prose, providing writers and artists with a constant flow of ideas and creativity. These awards celebrate that cultural diversity and I’m so proud of being named as a finalist in the Culture Awards 2017 ‘Writer of the Year’ category.
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