A married care home manager from Whiteinch in Glasgow is contemplating a new career as a crime writer after she won a national competition sponsored by Glengoyne single malt.
Sarah Reynolds’ story, Natural Causes, came out top in Glengoyne’s Bloody Scotland short story competition winning her tickets to the crime writing festival of the same name in Stirling last week.
Mrs Reynolds also took home a bespoke hand-engraved Glencairn Crystal Decanter and an exceptionally rare bottle of 35 Years Old Glengoyne Highland Single Malt, worth over £2,000.
Iain Weir, Marketing Director for Glengoyne, said in a press release: “Sarah’s entry is truly outstanding and we’re delighted she has been selected as the winner. Her short story encompassed the ‘worth the wait’ theme perfectly and we’re confident she is a true star in the making.
“Our involvement in this competition is a testament to our country’s unique creative contribution as Scottish crime fiction is an international success story. We understand that crafting a great crime novel takes time, care and attention to detail, but the results are worth the wait. The same attributes are crucial in making Glengoyne Whisky’s natural, unpeated taste and flavour.
The winning entry is to be published as the lead short story in a free ebook collection of the best competition entries published by Blasted Heath which can be downloaded from www.bloodyscotland.com.