Mayfield writer Carol is on the write road to success

Carol Hunter, Mayfield. who recently found success at  the Bloody Scotland  Crime Writing Festival
Carol Hunter, Mayfield. who recently found success at the Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival

A Mayfield writer is hoping to capitalise on her recent success and use her semi-retirement to take her hobby more seriously.

Carol Hunter (60), came second in the recent Bloody Scotland writing competition - run by authors Alex Gray and Liz Anderson.

Her short story - psychological thriller A Different Kind Of Freedom - came second to an American author. And just days before Carol discovered this recognition she was in Glasgow giving a reading of her short story Octavious which is included in a book published last month.

Carol said: “All the big writers were there so it was a big deal for me. I’m still in shock that I did so well. It’s the very first time I have entered a competition so it was amazing..”

Carol has been in the Gorebridge Writing Group for a year, which has helped her “enormously”.