I am the editor/publisher of a small press print magazine for women writers called The Yellow Room (www.theyellowroom-magazine.co.uk). I publish short stories, articles and letters. I'm a writer, and have had several short stories and articles published. I have a house full of novels, most of which I haven't yet got round to reading. . .and I can't help buying more! I've almost finished writing a crime novel, but the fear of failing to get it published is sometimes overwhelming. From 1994-2006 I was the editor/publisher of Quality Women's Fiction Magazine, under my former name of Jo Good. I have a husband, teenage son (both talented musicians) and a daughter of 10, who is obsessed with animals.
I apologise for not keeping up-to-date with both the blog and the website, but I've been up to my eyes in novel revisions, as I've been approached by an agent asking to see it. This is all very exciting, but I'm not holding my breath. The Jubilee Celebrations almost passed me by as I was lost in 1972; Corona pop, platform soles, loon pants, glam rock, gruesome murders and family secrets.
I did briefly attend a village street party in the pouring rain on Sunday, as my son and two of his friends performed a few numbers in the afternoon. I'm also halfway through watching The Jubilee Concert, which I recorded last night. I thought Tom Jones stood out as being one of the most talented and entertaining artists of the evening. Robbie didn't do too badly either! As for Grace Jones and that hula hoop. Wow, that lady has stamina!
Finally, the results of the 2012 Yellow Room Spring Competition. The standard of entry was high this time, and I chose the top three based on their amazing use of language and ability to make me feel present at the scene. There were 121 entries in total.
The final results of The Yellow Room Short Story Competition 2012 1st Moonhorses by Eryl Samuel 2nd No Consequence by Joanna Campbell 3rd Paper Chaste by Diane E. Tatlock The following are Highly Commended: 4th Playing For Alex by Deirdre Palmer 5th The Girl With The Bright Yellow Plait and The Boy With Blue Eyes by Mandy Huggins 6th Chipped and Wandering by Jeda Pearl 7th Maria's Silence - Carly Holmes