Katharine Tulman’s life takes quite a turn in Sharon Cameron’s novel The Dark Unwinding. She moves from her boring (and somewhat tortuous) life with her Aunt Alice to her uncle’s mysterious and exciting estate, Stranwyne Keep. The once-grand mansion is now a crumbling maze of abandoned rooms, underground tunnels, and secret passageways.
Inspired by the excitement of Katharine’s new life, we challenged you to write a story that takes place in an idyllic English village, a crumbling mansion, or a secret passageway. The entry period has ended for this contest, but you still have a chance to help choose the winner. Vote today!
Voting will run until Wednesday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The top ten most-hearted finalists will be sent to Sharon Cameron for judging!
The grand-prize winner will receive a written critique of their story by author Sharon Cameron focusing on voice, narrative structure, and character development, along with a signed copy of The Dark Unwinding.
Two runners-up will each receive a signed copy of The Dark Unwinding with a limited edition bookmark from the author.