Lost Children is about my accidentally never having had children. The first 5,000 words were chosen for the long list of 20 by judge and memoirist Toby Litt.
Although the chapters didn’t make it through to the top three, the endorsement of being in the top 20 is very meaningful. Firstly, I feel encouraged. Secondly, when I do eventually send the opening chapters of my memoir around to agents, they are more likely to read it.
You can read an excerpt on the Work in progress page.