Wilkie Martin is working on a series of novels set in a small town in the Cotswolds. Wilkie is shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers for 2012 for his novel Inspector Hobbes and the Blood (under its earlier name Inspector Hobbes). The aim of this prize 'is to find exciting new, unpublished writing talent'. It offers publication by Impress Books to the winner.
He also writes odd poems, including a set about his Disastrous Relations (on youtube).
Some of Wilkie's work is available online or in print :
1. short story Watchman on the Lonely Tower in the GWN anthology People:Power for Cheltenham Festival of Literature. A recording of this, by CoriniumRadio, is available on MixCloud. Watchman on The Lonely Tower can be found between 38 and 44 mins. (Contacts for GWN, the Gloucestershire Writers Network, are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org)
2. prize winning short story No Bed of Roses in the anthology Mirador Fantasmagoria (The Anthology of the Weird, the Fantastical and the Terrifying) printed by the small publisher Mirador Publishing, available from amazon
3. prize winning short story Head Over Heels in the anthology Write Around Gloucestershire published by University of Gloucestershire
4. some short stories and poems are available in Graffiti magazine
5. comic poems on youtube.
Wilkie also regularly attends and reads at the Writers in the Brewery evenings in Cirencester and has read his work at Cheltenham Festival of Literature in events supporting local writers and on local Corinium Radio.