If you asked me ten years ago, is it possible to change your profession in your mature years, I would have said it would be difficult. But after completing my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing and Literature, it gave me the skills and confidence I needed to start writing down all my novel ideas which had sat in my back pocket for many years.
Whether my writing will become my actual profession or just a hobby, time will tell. But what I can say with 100% certainty, if you want something bad enough, don’t tell yourself you can’t do it, and more importantly, don’t give up. From small things, big things grow…
I want to thank Readers’ Favorite for their 2021 Honorary Award for A River of Fortune. This is my first award and has given me a great sense of confidence in my writing. My second award was for The Interlopers, which one first prize in the children’s Readers’ Choice Book Awards, 2022.
A Goode Inheritance
Bartholomew Goode received a nasty shock when faced with imminent death.
He took stock of his life and assets and wanted to part with neither. But after weighing up his choice of beneficiaries, Bart realised no-one was worthy of his estate.
As luck would have it, Bart received a reprieve from death, unbeknownst to his family.
During his recuperation, he concocted a mischievous game, one in which his whole family would have to participate in order to inherit his fortune. Feigning his own death, his family pitted themselves off one against the other in a series of three challenges. Whoever solved the final clue first, would win his inheritance. Or so they thought.