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ARGH!!! The announcement at last!


I am utterly thrilled!!! Last night was the awards ceremony, held at Seven Stories up in Newcastle, and I’ve only just got back. It was amazing!! So many amazing people gathered, and I got to meet four of the other short listed authors: all fabulous, funny, talented, supportive women. Watch out for Gemma Birss (Highly Commended with The Gift), Ruth Patterson (Commended with The Ever-Changing Mum) and Clare Reddaway (Special Mention for The Queen of Sheba’s Feet). Also attending, all the way from Wales, was Jo Wesley-Williams with her book The Soul Child. All these books recieved glowing reviews from the judges…it’s such a thrill to hear that so many people have read your work and liked it! We were on a high all night! (That’s me in the midde, very pregnant!)

Shortlisted authors attending the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award ceremony

Shortlisted authors attending the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Award ceremony at Seven Stories last night (Doug Hall Photography)

Entries for next year’s award are already open: enter, enter, enter! The team from Seven Stories and Frances Lincoln are amazing, the experience is fabulous, and best of all, you get to write something you love.

Check out coverage at (Burne wins first Frances Lincoln Award) (how strange to be called “Burne” :-)), BookBrunch (First Diverse Voices Winner Announced) and on Teacher’s TV (White author wins diversity award).

So what happens now? I’m not really sure, but I’ll keep you posted. I think Frances Lincoln are keen to publish Takeshita Demons, but as to how that happens and what’s involved…I’ll share all I learn right here!

Author: cristyburne


6 thoughts on “ARGH!!! The announcement at last!

  1. Pingback: Why I’m self-publishing: Takeshita Demons 4 has risen from the dead | Takeshita Demons

  2. Hi Cristy,
    That is brilliant news, congrats again!! I really want to read it!! Glad to be able to find out more about your writing on this blog πŸ™‚ Hope to see you soon xx Liz


  3. YAY! Thanks Linda! (And I just found you on Twitter :-)) It’s very “pinch-me” exciting πŸ™‚ See you on Twitter!!


  4. oh my gawd!!!! so inspiring cristy! uber congratulations to you… thanks dougie for the tweet x

    ps you look fabulous and good to see all is going well πŸ˜€


  5. Thanks Noo! The sun is shining and Monday’s a holiday…what more could you ask for! πŸ™‚ YAY!


  6. Holy moly when did you become so technomological? Congrats!!! Such awesome news! Hope you have a great celebratory weekend!!!

    Love you heaps


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