At last I can tell you.
Those lovely people who organise the Yeovil Prize e-mailed me a couple of weeks ago to let me know that, not only have I got a Highly commended in the short story category with “Weedkiller” but my children’s novel – the one I cryptically refer to on here as WRRW, was also highly commended in the novel category.
As a result of this I am to be awarded with the Western Gazette award for Best Local Author.
This is the second time I’ve pulled off the double like this and received this award – last time was in 2008.
So as you can imagine there are going to be corks popping tonight.
I’ll be going along to the Booker Debate at the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil on the 7th October to receive my prize, so if anyone here is going to be there then let me know and I’ll look out for you.