Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sir Walter Scott and Me

Michael, here. You all know me on this blog as the younger husband -- in love, often puzzled, hungry for a slice of pizza. But out in the world I’m also a writer, and today I'd like to pass on some good writing news.

A great independent publishing house in the UK has taken a liking to a manuscript of short stories that I’ve written. My manuscript, The Greatest Show, is on the shortlist with nine others competing for the The Scott Prize, named for Sir Walter (“I cannot tell how the truth may be; / I say the tale as ’t was said to me”). According to the site, up to four winning manuscripts are published by SALT. The shortlist includes amazing and exciting writers, and I’m feeling pretty lucky to have mine included.

You can read more about The Greatest Show and the circus fire that inspired it at my other blog, named (no surprise here) The Greatest Show.

Thanks! Now back to love and age ...


  1. That's AWESOME, Mike! Congratulations!!!!!

  2. Thanks, Cheryl. It's always good to hear from you. I hope the Red Room is still going strong and that the Mommypants are still a good fit. Cheers!