Edgehill Prize and reviews

I am delighted to be on the Edgehill 2015 Longlist!

Great reviews for Little Crackers so far –

“A terrifically dark and frightening collection, Little Crackers jolts with electricity and malice” Mslexia

“These stories challenge the very idea that such a state as ‘normal’ exists” James Robertson

“These twisted tales beat with a heart of stone, Higgins has managed to create a little godless universe that stings like a paper cut – Bravo!” The Crack Magazine

“full of surprising twists and outcomes – taking the reader on a journey through other people’s unique stories” Matthew Bradby Queen’s Nursing Institute

Getting short listed

If you’re not in – you can’t win.

I’ve been short-listed for the Highlands and Islands short story award – results November.

Competitions are the life-blood to my writing. They make me edit, hone down, read aloud and get my story to a standard that otherwise wouldn’t happen. Getting short-listed is a pat on the back and encouraging nudge to keep doing going. It’s affirmation of a certain standard and helps deal with self doubts.