Based in Stirlingshire, Suzy used her bursary to attend a writing retreat at Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre in the Highlands. She was working on her second crime novel featuring Martha Strangeways, a former journalist with her own tragic past, and the crime writing retreat with Louise Welsh and Abir Mukherjee was a great help. Happily, Suzy has secured both an agent and book deal. The novel she was working on with Luminate’s support is due to be published in 2023.
“During the week at Moniack, I had tremendous encouragement and feedback from both tutors … Luminate supporting my work and my publishing journey has made a big difference to my writing this year.”