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IPPY Gold Medal for Straight Circles

Straight Circles, the final explosive book in The Lizzy Trilogy, was awarded an IPPY gold medal in the European Fiction category.             The "IPPY" Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung ...

‘Let’s Live in Crazy Town’ Semi-Finalist

'Let's Live in Crazy Town' reached the semi-finals of the Screencraft 'Cinematic Short Story' contest. The story was originally published in Subterrain Magazine, and won me a place at the Whistler Writers Camp. Must be my lucky ...

Canada Int. Film Festival Official Selection

My short script 'Blistered' was selected by Canada International Film Festival 2019. A supernatural horror story of a woman living in isolation on a desolate farm, consumed with remorse from a long-ago fire she sparked that killed her sister, battling with her state of mind and in perpetual ...

Women in Film Official Selection

    Salome Magic is through to the final 10 Official Selections in the Women In Film International Screenplay competition. In 1978 Kenya, two women who are miles apart in situation and privilege become united in their grief, travelling across this beautiful country on journeys of ...

ScreenCraft Drama Quarter Finalist

Thrilled to find out my first feature 'Salome Magic' has made it through to the quarter finals of the ScreenCraft Drama Feature Contest 2018. Set in 1970s Kenya, it's the story of two women miles apart in situation and privilege, who become united in their grief, travelling across this beautiful ...

Straight Circles First Review

BC Book World published the first review for Straight Circles: “Bateman obviously knows her suspense writing formulas and sub-genres, and skillfully applies cracking good dialogue and just the right amount of Scottish dialect; as well as a deft hand at pacing and acutely observant descriptive ...

Let’s Live in Crazy Town 2018

My story 'Let's Live in Crazy Town' won the 2018 Whistler Writers Adventure Camp fiction contest. The prize was a place at the 4-day writers camp, and publication in Subterrain Magazine. I had an absolute ball at the camp, met some wonderful writers, and can't wait to go ...