Carrick storyteller is competition finalist

Jane Finn with Stephen, John and David.
A Carrick on Suir mother who loves telling bedtime stories to her own boys has been short-listed for a children’s story writing award.

A Carrick on Suir mother who loves telling bedtime stories to her own boys has been short-listed for a children’s story writing award.

Jane Finn has been shortlisted for the annual Munch Time story writing competition.

The legal secretary and busy mother has been chosen as one of ten Irish finalists whose short stories for under-fives have been selected for the national final.

You can read Jane’s story –A Big Job for Munch – at www.munchtimeireland.com where all ten stories are now open for the public to select their winning story. Voting started on July 1 so there are only a few hours left to give Jane your support as voting ends at midnight tonight, July 31!

Jane’s story was chosen from the huge volume of entries received by a judging panel which included Dr. Gerry Shiel from the Reading Association of Ireland and Director of MyKidsTime.ie, Jill Holtz.

On hearing that her story – A Big Job for Munch – was in the top ten, Jane Finn commented: “As a family, one of our most precious times of is bedtime story time. My children love to hear stories and after reading hundreds of children’s books over the years, I began creating my own adventures for my kids.

“On hearing about the Munch Bunch short story writing competition, I thought that this was my chance to put pen to paper.

“Munch the cow was a great character to work with and she took the starring role in the story that I regularly make up for my children.

“My boys, Stephen, aged 11, John four and David two are thrilled that I have been shortlisted and I’m hoping that all of my family and friends will vote for A Big Job for Munch at www.munchtimeireland.com.”