Sarah Ann Juckes, Writers Bursary recipient, 27 January – 3 February 2018

I came away from the residency with far more than I thought I would. The time away from my everyday life helped me write over 25,000 words. Not only did I finish my first draft, but I finally found my character’s voice, after over six months of trying. I left feeling a new energy for my novel and a real direction of where I want to take it.

This book is targeted at young adults and deals with issues surrounding disability, diversity and suicide.