Zoe Adams and Crowded Quarantine in the news.

A STUDENT who sank her teeth into writing about vampires and werewolves is celebrating after getting her story published in a national anthology.  Zoe Adams – who is studying for a degree in professional writing at the University Centre Grimsby – has just received the first copy of Ten Silver Bullets, an anthology of horror stories featuring her own work, Pawprints On A Heart.

  1. in print:   BA professional writing student Zoe Adams has just received the first copy of Ten Silver Bullets,  an anthology of horror stories featuring her own work Pawprints On A Heart. She is pictured with tutor Chris Dows.  Submitted picture

    In print:   BA professional writing student Zoe Adams has just received the first copy of Ten Silver Bullets,  an anthology of horror stories featuring her own work Pawprints On A Heart. She is pictured with tutor Chris Dows.  Submitted picture

Zoe, 19, of Grimsby, submitted the story to publishers Crowded Quarantine on the advice of her tutor, Eamonn Griffin.  She said: “I’m still gobsmacked that the story has been chosen for the anthology, I entered it on a whim because Eamonn sent me an e-mail about it. “When I found out it was actually being published I screamed the house down before bursting out crying! Pawprints On A Heart is a take on the first story I ever wrote as a prose assignment. “It has transcended itself into a short urban fantasy story, which is a genre I absolutely love to read. It’s about a female werewolf called Sophie, who is trying to leave that lifestyle behind her. Inevitably it all goes wrong when she runs into a group of blood-sucking vampires, a werewolf’s natural enemy, and Sophie ends up transforming. Her best friend also joins in to help her to save the day, and it’s got a lovely ending. I read a lot of paranormal fiction, and I like the idea of a woman being able to shapeshift, as you don’t often get that in a werewolf. I consider myself a strong character, having overcome obstacles in the past, and I see a lot of myself in Sophie.”

Zoe is now working on a gritty Grindhouse story, which she is hoping will also be published.

She added: “It’d be a dream come true if you could buy my books in Waterstones’ stores across the UK one day.”

Programme leader for the BA professional writing course Chris Dows said: “Over the three years we teach a student everything they need to know to become a successful writer. We tailor each assignment to professional requirements and from the first year the students are taught how to think and write professionally. We can’t guarantee a student’s work  will be published and we can’t teach them to be creative, but we certainly teach them how to be professional.”

Ten Silver Bullets is available from www.crowdedquarantine.co.uk and www.amazon.co.uk

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~ by crowdedquarantine on June 1, 2012.

2 Responses to “Zoe Adams and Crowded Quarantine in the news.”

  1. Congrats…I hope this is the beginning of a great career. I look forward to seeing your future work and maybe one day soon we’ll be on the same T.O.C. you never know…
    R.D. TEUN

  2. Great story by the way. I am glad to share the same pages with you. Good luck on your future endeavors.

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