Hal’s Ladder


Hal’s Ladder won the Mystery Women Crime Story competition in March 2011.   The first sentence was provided: ‘Poor Hal. I knew him well – like a brother …’ The story had to be under 1000 words and crime.  This was the first real monetary prize I won for a short story and it set me on the road I’m still walking.  Find it here.


CWA Debut Dagger- Sue Dawes shortlisted.


This photo was taken of the short-listed authors of the Debut Dagger competition in 2013. The creative writing competition was for  the first 3000 words of a crime novel.  Sue Dawes is the last author on the right.