Winning the Redlitzer was more of a shock than anything!
When competition editor Marilyn Hume said ‘Don’t let them change anything. I wish I’d written this story myself,” I knew I had created something special.
But could I keep doing that? I didn’t write anything for a month afterwards.
Reading the story, ‘On the Edge’ was very difficult because of the emotion it invoked. I got through a reading for The Dead Parrot Society on Macleay Island by shouting over the drone of the bar fridge behind me. You can’t get too precious about these things.