If you have ever wanted to be part of the DI Frank Lyle Mystery Series team then this is your chance.
I want you to write a short DI Frank Lyle story beginning with the scene I will give you below. Then Email me the word doc or docx (I can open ether).
You can use any character you know from the DI Frank Lyle series, including characters that are dead, such as DS Sunil Desai, DS Mike Tavernier or Bob Kenyon. If you know the series well enough you will know that DS Desai died in 1982, DS Tavernier in 1990 and Bob Kenyon in 1992.
You can make your story police procedural, personal, paranormal or even steampunk if you feel so inclined. You can include sex scenes or not. All I ask is that your story is no less than 4,000 words (Word count to exclude start scene below).You have until 1st July 2015 to write and submit your story.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have if you cannot find the answers on this site or within the books themselves. You can write in 1st or 3rd person POV.
The writer of the best story will received a personally signed DI Lyle paperback of their choice. The story will be published here at Juliet B Madison Crime Author
My good friend, Andrew Scorah, hinted that several stories beginning with the same scene may turn readers off. Since Andrew has compiled his own anthology, Shadows & Light, then I sense he knows what’s right. Therefore write your own story of between 4.000 and 6.000 words.
I ask writers to donate their story, which will generate funds for charity. My charity of choice is Macmillan Cancer support as my late partner, David, had a Macmillan nurse.
Contributors would retain the copyright to their own story although obviously, since the DI Lyle brand name is my copyright, they would need my permission to share it elsewhere. Any infringement of that would be dealt with.
Just observe these simple DI Lyle series rules.
1. Sex scenes, whether M/M or F/M are acceptable.
2. Do your time period research. The stories DO NOT have to involve police procedure, post-mortems, inquests and crime scene detail.
3. You can write futuristic stuff, but bear in mind what you know about the characters.
4. Please add a short author bio to the end of your story file.
So let your imaginations run riot, enjoy the experience and good luck. I look forward to hearing from you
Juliet B Madison
6th May 2015.
I will collate the stories into a collective ebook volume.