Photo of Jane McLaughlinJane McLaughlin writes poetry and fiction and her work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. She was longlisted in the National Poetry Competition 2012, shortlisted in the Bridport Prize 2013 and has been commended and listed in other major competitions. Her story 'A Roof of Red Tiles' won the Cinnamon Press Writer's Award and is the title story of the anthology. Her e-book 'The Abbot's Cat', also published by Cinnamon Press, a crossover novella for adults and older children, has received excellent reviews on Amazon. She was selected for the Cinnamon Press mentoring programme in 2013 and completed it in 2014 with some of her stories published in the anthology, Quartet, in 2015. Her poetry appears in the anthology, Quintet and other poets, Cinnamon 2015, and Lockdown is her debut poetry collection, winner of the 2015 Cinnamon Collection Prize judged by Faber & Faber poet, Matthew Francis. Jane lives in London and belongs to several writers' groups there. She works as a consultant in adult and further education.