My Exotic Pet – Short Story Competition!

Story Writing Competition

Launches Monday 12th March 2018 – Closes Monday 16th April 2018


As a way of celebrating my new book ‘George and Maude’ I am launching a children’s story writing competition.  As George is an exotic parrot, I would love children to write a short story all about their favourite exotic pet!


There are 4 age categories:

3-4 years (pictures and words)

5-6 years (pictures and words)

7-8 years (no more than 500 words)

9-10 years (no more than 500 words)


The closing date for the competition is April 16th 2018 and all entries should be emailed to Sarah at

Each story should include: a title, name of author and also a contact name to get in touch with via email.


The prize for the winning entry in each age-group is a signed copy of my book ‘George and Maude’. All the winning entries will be displayed at Beck’s Pets and Exotics in Shrewsbury. This is the fabulous pet shop where I met Poncho the oldest green-wing macaw at 92! Poncho is a Hollywood Star and has appeared alongside A-list celebrities including Jim Carey, Eddie Murphy and Glenn Close in hit movies such as 102 Dalmations, Ace-Ventura – Pet Detective and Doctor Dolittle.

Good luck! I can’t wait to read your stories!

Best Wishes,


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