About Kim A Howard

I love family, friends, books, writing, pets, movies, music, snoozing, eating, stories & space. I have recently graduated from an MA in Writing for Children at the University of Winchester. My favourite places are home, York and New York.

Flash Fiction Day Update

If any of our followers are keen on writing flash fiction, you might like to follow the link on Damon L. Wakes post to sign up for a Flash Fiction Day event. You might like to follow Damon’s blog whilst you are there. He is a talented writer and well worth reading. Good luck to all you fiction flashers!

UPDATE:  As there has been so much additional interest in Flash Fiction Day, Damon will be accepting entries from his blog page after all.  Well done you flashy fictioners!

Damon L. Wakes

The Official Flash Fiction Day Journal is now posted on deviantART for all to see!

Due to a lack of solid interest on the sign-up post, I’m no longer planning to accept submissions through this blog. However, the response on deviantART has been even better than expected! I’m looking forward to seeing a good range of short stories coming in for this event. If you want to read them, here’s that link again. New work will be added throughout the day.

I will of course be posting my own flash fiction pieces here regardless. They’ll gradually be added to one huge blog post, so keep an eye out for updates on Twitter or check back here from time to time.

And if you do feel like writing something for Flash Fiction Day, go ahead and send me the link! I’d be more than happy to share it.

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Marcus Sedgwick – Coming to the 2015 Winchester Reading Series

We are delighted to announce that Marcus Sedgwick will be speaking at the University of Winchester as part of the Winchester Reading Series.  Best known for writing children’s and YA books he also writes for adults and illustrates some of his own books.

Marcus Ghosts of Heavenhas won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize and the Printz Award.  In addition he has received numerous nominations, including the Carnegie Medal, the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Guardian Children’s Fiction prize.  His latest novel, The Ghosts of Heaven, was published in October last year and he has a new novella, Killing the Dead, coming out next month for World Book Day.

If you would like to hear Marcus discussing his work and answering questions from the audience,  please come to room SAB001 at the University of Winchester on Tuesday 24th February.  This is a free event and will run from 6.00 – 7.30pm.

For more information about Marcus, including  take a look at his website.