Achievements by Pennine Ink members


In the 2018 Burnley Writers Prizegiving, Laura Sheridan won the Article category with her humorous piece ‘Guerre de Loo’ and came second in the Children’s Poetry section with ‘Dax the Dancing Dachsund.’ She took second prize for her short story ‘Just Keeps on Rolling’ and for her Monologue, ‘Bogged Down in the Afterlife.’ She took third prize in the Flash Fiction category with ‘Too Many Mugs’ and third prize for her Article ‘Andiamo.’

Laura, writing as G.L.Sheridan, has ten novels and a novella published on Amazon, along with a collection of poetry and some short stories. She has other novels in the pipeline. In the Burnley Literary Festival 2017, she won first prize with her story ‘Sun’s Shining on t’Other’ and as part of her prize, a phrase from her story was engraved into the pavement in the town centre.

She has won quite a few prizes for her stories and poetry. One of her children’s poems, ‘Dinomate’ is going to be included in a book of SATs tests for junior school children.
Laura’s books can be found here:


One win and one highly commended for Mary.
Mary had two successful entries in the 2017 Burnley Literary Festival writing competition, winning 1st prize – a selection of books valued at £100 – in the 10-word competition. She also achieved a Highly Recommended for her 20-word story.

I Waited

I waited
But you did not come


Lucky Devils

We are the lucky devils of 1914
Sixteen left out of two batteries
The remains of three hundred men


One of her very short stories (101 words) has been accepted. It will be published in an anthology on the 1st April.

Her latest novel ‘Your Nemesis’ is available to download as an ebook or purchase on Amazon as a paperback.

Detective Inspector Kim Russo is investigating burglaries of high-end jewellery when a body is discovered locked in a bank vault. DCI Stone is appointed as the Senior Investigating Officer. The body count rises and after each death, Kim’s mother receives a menacing email. Every communication contains details only the murderer could know. All are signed – Your Nemesis.
The police need to work fast to discover the identity of the letter writer as Kim and her mother are next on the list of Nemesis.

One review of this book from Amazon:

9 April 2019

Barbara’s books can be found by following this link  –