Winner: Noted Writers Festival Writer in Residence 2017

Winner: Noted Writers Festival        Writer in Residence 2017

I was excited to be announced as one of three winners of a writer in residency for the Noted Writers Festival in Canberra in April 2017. The short story I wrote, Sour Cherries, Sweet Life was chosen for its:

  • unique voice
  • overall quality of writing
  • ability to sustain an engaging narrative

I spent four days in residence at at Dickson Library from Wednesday 3 May  to Saturday 6 May. I got heaps of space and time to write, and found it fascinating how a library spent its day, the sort of people who came as regulars, and the activities that happened both for adults and children. And what’s even better it gave me an idea for a short story!


Scarlet Stiletto Awards – commended

Scarlet Stiletto Awards – commended

Great news for a first time crime writer! My short story The Coffee Cup Crime has won a Special Commendation in the 2015 Scarlet Stiletto Awards run by Sisters in Crime. Watch this space for more news of Tamsin Gooch.

Tamsin here – what does she think she’s big noting herself for? It was me that solved the crime – tell you what I need a holiday. Murder  solving is no fun you know – well OK only a bit…