Publication Day for Sybilla
It was a great honour for Sybilla to be chosen as the winner of National Flash Fiction Day’s inaugural Novella-in-Flash Award!
Sybilla is set in a second-hand bookshop in West Berlin at the height of the Cold War. Its themes are loss and separation, loyalty and betrayal, but most of all it is about the power of love to transcend barriers.
You can read more about how I wrote Sybilla and designed the cover here in an interview with Jeanette Sheppard. I am so grateful to her and Diane Simmons, Co-Directors of National Flash Fiction Day, for their brilliant support and hard work during the edits.
I would also like to thank Dr Stephanie Carty for reading the entries with Jeanette, which led to Sybilla being shortlisted. And huge thanks to judge, Sophie van Llewyn, and to Angela Readman for the wonderful cover quote.
And a huge thank you to National Flash Fiction day for the beautiful publication day cakes!