Strange times …

tbr2A quick update: both my planned school visits and my signing day at Avebury for the launch of The Keeper of the Stones are on hold because of the understandable and necessary measures to manage the spread of the coronavirus.

Working from home, like many others, with quiet evenings and weekends, means I’ve been indulging myself by ordering books and I now have more than one to-be-read pile. (I’ve just finished Jonathan Coe’s Number 11; you can read my brief review here.)

In the midst of everything else, I was pleased to learn that a short story I wrote was longlisted in the international Fish Publishing short story competition, which this year had more than 1,400 entries. Apart from anything else, it’s an abridged version of a manuscript (a satirical novel) that I’m in the midst of pitching, so it was encouraging to see it has something going for it!

I’m lucky to have open fields around me, where I can head out alone with my dogs.lf

Wherever you are in this time of corona, stay safe, stay at home at much as possible and keep your distance when you’re out.

And keep reading and writing!





About Roz Kay

Roz Kay is a writer and former journalist. Her debut children’s novel, THE KEEPER OF THE STONES, was published in 2020 by Hayloft Publishing. Her debut novel for adults, FAKE, (contemporary fiction) was published in September 2020 by her own imprint, Darley Press. Roz's short fiction has appeared under the name Roz DeKett in Fish Publishing’s 2017 Anthology, The Nottingham Review, The York Literary Review, and the Bedford International Writing Competition’s 2018 Anthology. She has also appeared as Roz Kay in the American children’s literary magazine, Cricket. As a news journalist, Roz worked for The Journal in the North East, the Liverpool Echo, and BBC local and national radio. She is a graduate of the University of Leeds and lives in Wiltshire.
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