I entered for the first time, in the Historical Section getting some fantastic feed back, including from published authors, like Louise Allen and Nikki Logan. M&B also published their own very positive critique of my entry:
Here is an excerpt -
by Selma Leung on Wednesday 19 October, 2011, 5:25 PM
Cat-House Kate by Susan Bergen
- The authentic Western voice really shone out in this entry, and added real edge to the witty, sharp dialogue – we felt instantly transported back in time.
- We were also impressed with Kate herself - this is one feisty heroine! Her total lack of self-pity allows the reader to sympathise with her tough start in life whilst also respecting her strength in surviving it.
- Overall, you have a fabulously unique voice – in your future writing, we’d encourage you to embrace the strengths of both your characters equally