I had the honour of being invited by the Stop Loan Sharks team to be part of a live interview to both promote my winning entry into their writing competition and raise awareness about loan sharks. Check it out at the below link, and I have to say everyone can be taken in by a loan shark, and considering it normally takes a person 2 to 3 years to seek help, and that is if they are ever going to seek help, the more people know about the tactics loan sharks use, and about how most loan sharks once outed never commit the crime again, the better. Because the more people know about loan sharks the less power loan sharks have, in the harder it will be for them to operate, also the more people know about loan sharks the more they may be able to help save a person from a loan shark.
That means even if you don't check out the interview below, which I highly recommend that you do because you know I am in it… Jokes aside, even if you don't check out the interview below I highly recommend that you check out their website and learn a little bit about loan sharks, because by doing so you genuinely could be helping to save not only yourself but someone you know, perhaps even a family member from being taken in by a loan shark.
Number of writing competitions entered: 26
Number of winning entries: 3
Number of times shortlisted (exc winning entries): 2
Number of literary agents and publications reached out to: 20
Number of acceptances: 0