Sue Dawes

I completed my honours degree in Social Science in 1991 and then travelled extensively in Australasia, including spending 13 months getting lost in a 1971 VW campervan. On my return I worked in customer service, social work, and finance (to name a few).  It wasn't until after the birth of my two children and the completion of an MA in Creative Writing in 2010, that I started to hope writing could be more than a hobby.
Since that point I have had several short stories published in magazines and on-line anthologies and in 2011, I won both the Mystery Women Short story competition and the Five stop story competition.  
I am currently completing a crime-fiction thriller which won the Criminal Lines competition this year.  I had another novel shortlisted in 2013 for the CWA Debut Dagger (which is still in the bottom drawer).  I also write speculative and literary fiction.
I'm an avid fan of Dr Who, and will watch anything that involves werewolves, time travel or is set in the future.  I am also addicted to Scandinavian thrillers- especially the killing (and not just for the jumper).

You can find me on twitter Sue Dawes@wivenhoewriter  and at

1 comment:

  1. And we wish you all the very best when the results of the CWA Debut Dagger Award 2013 is announced this month - just brilliant to have been short-listed.Hope you have your acceptance speech ready!