User Id: Katkin
Email Address: Private
Date Registered: 12 December 2007
STOP PRESS: thanks to all the help and support from YWO when I started out, the rewriting has paid off and I have a publishing deal for my book as a result.
Until Our Blood is Dry is published by Parthian Books (April 2014) and the novel is being serialised in the Welsh daily The Western Mail.
The novel is set during the 1984-1985 miners strike in a fictitious community on the South Wales coalfield. It was first workshopped on YWO under the working title Bwci-bo.
I'm a non-fiction writer and editor. I have had short stories published in magazines and anthologies and two shortlisted for the 2006 Asham Award and the 2008 Willesden Herald Short Story Prize. Bwci-bo was shortlisted for best debut novel by Transworld/the Daily Mail.
Thank you lovely people on YWO for all your helpful feedback.