In the June Edition of Words with Jam, JW Hicks won second and third prizes in our Opening Page Competition.
Of 'Altered', which won second prize, the judge, Andrew Crofts, wrote: 'Wonderful, colloquial writing that is easy to read despite the unusual use of language. The first paragraph is fabulous - funny shocking, intriguing... The whole page is vibrant, funny and the slang doesn't sound forced or false... I love it and would really like to read more. I want to find out more about Raft and Ratty. I even want to know more about the 'sizeable corpse'"
Well, for all of you who felt the same, here is the whole of the first chapter, read by the author.
And if you want to find out more about JW Hicks, you can read an interview with her at: