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   Lisa Woods, prize winning writer.

Thank you for visiting my page.  I am the writer and publisher of 'Tales from Plover Cottage'. These tales are a mix of super-natural stories that draw on the myths, legends and history of the East Anglian fens - they often have an unexpected twist at the end too!  With the incredibly supportive help of Mike Campbell-Swai I have been able to release my collection as an audio book on Audible, iTunes and Amazon.  Click here to find the book on Audible.  As a taster, follow the link to listen to the short story '1947 - Flood' in the paragraph below.  My book is also available on Amazon as a paperback. 

2017 - My most recent story to achieve success is '1947 - Flood'. This story is a fictional account of the flooding of the fens in 1947 and was short-listed for the Strands International Short Story Competition.  I am extremely proud of this success as it was a truly global competition. The story is available on my audio book but you can listen here to my reading of the story.

2016 - Ely Writers' Day invited entries to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare.  My story 'This Guest of Summer' received a 'Highly Commended' award.

2015 had a good start with a first prize placing for my story 'In Our Time'.  Here are the comments from the judge of the inaugural Ely Writer's Day short story competition: 'Filled with emotion - somehow manages to be heart-warming and heart-wrenching at the same time. I love the description of the scene in the garden - I felt I was standing in the kitchen and the protagonists simple acceptance of his presence makes it believable to us too - and we feel with her, as she struggles to find a way to make him stay, whilst at the same time sadly accepting that he cannot.'

2013 - The short story 'Doctor's Visit' was shortlisted for the 'Scribble' Annual Short Story Competition and was published by the magazine. 'Scribble' is a subscription magazine that showcases new writers. 

2010 - My entry 'Black Dog' won first prize in the 2010 Wells Literary Festival International Short Story Competition. 

I am currently working on a novel set in the Fens which blends the history of the 17C and witchcraft with modern day reality.  Please let me know if you'd like to see a synopsis.   

I can offer proof-reading and editing services using skills developed from working for many years creating internet, intranet and hard copy materials for a Government department.  I have a BA (Hons) degree in Literature and Creative Writing. 

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All the stories on this website are written by Lisa Woods. Lisa Woods has asserted her right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of these works. The stories on this site are provided for you to read free of charge subject to the condition that they are not, by way of trade or otherwise, copied, lent, sold, hired out, printed or otherwise circulated in any format without the author’s prior consent.