Steve in final of crime writer contest
Steve Orme has been chosen as one of the eight finalists in the Alibi TV Search for a New Crime Writer 2011 competition.
His story Running into Trouble was picked as the Midlands finalist and the overall winner will be announced during the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival at Harrogate in July.
Said Steve: “I’m absolutely flabbergasted to have been selected as a finalist. I owe everything to my wife Sue who spotted the competition and urged me to send in an entry.
“I had only two weeks to write and submit the story before the deadline expired. The story was coming together well but I was struggling to finish it. Then a conversation with Mick Newbold, a friend and car mechanic, led me to the ending.
“Now I can hardly wait for the crime writing festival – some of the biggest names in the business are expected to attend.”
Steve’s and the other seven finalists’ entries can be viewed at http://uktv.co.uk/alibi/homepage/sid/8644. Members of the public are being asked to vote for their favourite.
The entry receiving the most public votes will be allocated one “judge vote”, with four more “judge votes” awarded from an expert judging panel made up of representatives from HarperCollins, Alibi, Harrogate International Festival and Swedish novelist Camilla Lackberg.
“I just hope that people like my story enough to vote for it,” added Steve.