Northchurch-based hospice writing contest picks top-selling author as judge

British author Catherine Alliott, wrote the first real 'chick lit' for the Tring-based Happy Egg Co. farm, will now judge the Hospice of St Francis' 2014 writing competition.
British author Catherine Alliott, wrote the first real 'chick lit' for the Tring-based Happy Egg Co. farm, will now judge the Hospice of St Francis' 2014 writing competition.

Best-selling British author Catherine Alliott will be judging entries to next year’s Berkhamsted Writing Competition for the Hospice of St Francis.

The writer, who has written 13 novels including her latest, My Husband Next Door, lives on the Herts/Bucks border and recently penned the first real ‘chick lit’ for chickens based at a Tring egg farm.

The fundraising contest for the Northchurch-based hospice, in its fifth year, will run with the theme ‘Beginnings’, which can be interpreted in any way by entrants.

The closing date is April 4. Enter using the online form at stfrancis.co.uk or hand in a hard copy to the hospice or Berkhamsted’s Make Believe Ideas Cafe.