Katie Carr

I've had a number of short stories published in women's magazines including Woman's Weekly and Fiction Feast, and enjoyed some success with online flash fiction and other short story competitions. I'm a longstanding member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and was awarded their Katie Fforde Bursary in 2012; I was also runner-up in their 2020 Elizabeth Goudge Trophy competition. My other major focus in recent years has been a series following the lives of women in the same family through the twentieth century; I have completed first drafts of three of the five planned novels.

Award Type
In 1899 Kat Ashton returns to her Irish home, aware that she is expected to save it from financial ruin by marrying well - but her heart belongs to former tenant Liam who plans to emigrate. Must she choose between forbidden love and duty, or can Liam help her to rescue her beloved Ballycarrig?
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Kayla Henley Fri, 07/16/2021 - 01:21

This is a great start to the story! You do a great job employing a mixture of dialogue tags and action beats to keep the dialogue interesting, as well as strong word choice to maintain interest in the story. Not to mention capturing the setting of Cork. Well done. 

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