And the winner is…

hearty picAs promised, this evening we made the draw to see who would win a signed copy of The Crime Writer and Other Stories. All the names went into one of my son’s caps and he drew one out. Fair and square. Before I reveal the name of the ‘lucky’ winner I’d like to say again how honestly appreciative I am of all those who not only downloaded and read the book, but also went that extra mile and posted a review on one of the Amazon sites. I truly wish I could afford to send everyone a copy of the book for their support. Thank you.

I honestly believe that the number and average rating of reviews the book received will encourage Amazon to take a look at it when they’re considering things but a cursory glance is probably all it will get. Over 2600 books were entered in the Kindle Storyteller competition (that’s a lot of books) and a lot of them will be a lot better than mine. Also, being realistic, short story compilations are never going be a match for a well-crafted full-length novel in a writing competition. There just isn’t the interest in short stories – I’ve heard that a lot lately. Shame. I love shorts and I think they have a lot to offer readers.

Anyone interested can see the full list of entries here Kindle Storyteller Entries

So, if you see your name in the image below, and you want that book, please get in touch in the next week at olivertidy@yahoo.co.uk and it will be my pleasure to get it in the post to you when I’m back in the UK (11th June onwards.)

Congratulations! πŸ™‚

Pat

2 thoughts on “And the winner is…

  1. Reading the book and I just loved “ocean breakers in stormy weather.”
    I will try to refrain from telling you every time a sentence makes me laugh or read it again.

    • Hi Brenda,
      Thanks for your comment. πŸ™‚ I just remined myself of its context. I’m always happy to hear from a reader who’s enjoying any aspect of one of my books. Thank you for taking the time and trouble.
      Best wishes

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