More exciting news! My novel, 22 Mondays, made the short list of the 2013 Mslexia Women’s Novel Competition. It took me a few days to shake off the feeling that I was still dreaming of making it and realize I’d actually made it. Top 12 from over one thousand entries. Who knew? 22 Mondays (formerly called Gone Monday) is kind of raw and raunchy so I’m amazed the novel is resonating with anyone, let alone a bunch of lovely women from across the pond. All I can say is be brave, write it the way you want to write it and, one day, someone just might put you on their short list. A big congratulations to the other eleven women novelists on the list. The winner will be announced sometime in February or March of 2014.