One of our wonderful members, Susie Nott-Bower found out yesterday that she has been longlisted for the Bath Children's Novel Award!
Susie took our children's book course - The Classic Course - in Spring and wrote her first children's novel with us, and some were lucky enough to hear her read from it on our Sunday night live team chat last week. Her reading was met with unanimous delight and praise.
This is so well-deserved.
Says Susie, "I'm so thrilled, and just want to say an enormous thank you, because if it hadn't been for the Classics Course, it would never have been written. I really appreciate your support and all the inspiration that The Novelry has given me."
What did Susie do?
She took the course, she committed herself to writing the novel in a season, she drew upon the support of her fellow writers and shared her work for feedback to improve it. She worked hard and used all the resources available to her.
Here's to you, Susie! Merry Christmas.