Saturday, 5 May 2012

New Writing Competition

Just heard about a new writing competition with Times/Chicken House:
It's quite pricey to enter, but has a fabulous prize.

Also, just finished Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult which was an excellent read (I could hardly put it down until I had finished it).  It raised many questions and as usual, invloved a thorny moral dilemma.  A father is involved in a car crash with his daughter and he is left in a vegetative state.  The daughter being only seventeen is not capable of making decisions regarding his treatment and it is left to his estranged son, who wants to turn off life support.  The daughter fights legally to have herself seen as fit to decide her fathers healthcare.  The father specialised in wolf behaviour and had spent more time with his wolf family than his own human one and I loved the way Jodi interspersed wolf behaviour with parallels in human.  I really enjoyed the book and would highly recommend it, but for me House Rules is still my favourite Jodi Picoult novel.


  1. Hey Karen,

    Thanks for highlighting this - Did you also see the GRAZIA Magazine writing competition? - Closes 8th May


    1. No I haven't seen this one, do you have the details?

    2. I've just scanned the mag and emailed you over the details.

      Good Luck!