Thank you to everyone for your kind words in response to my last post, and your understanding of the fact I'm not able to spend much time on the blog at the moment. The family situation is ... ongoing. By early December things should have changed - hopefully very much for the better.
In the meantime, there's cake!
Free entry writing competitions
Here's a crime novel competition (for people born or living in Britain only) with cash and an offer of representation by a literary agent as the prize.