Clive Cussler Society’s 2024 Adventure Writers Competition

I’m so happy to announce The Cosmonaut and the Fisherman has been selected as a Top Ten semi-finalist in the Clive Cussler Society’s 2024 Adventure Writers Competition. It is both fantastic and humbling to be selected in this competition. Clive Cussler has been one of my favorites for as long as I can remember, and … Read more

Historical Novel Society UK – Short List!

I’m so happy to announce The Cosmonaut and the Fisherman has been Short Listed in the Historical Novel Society’s First Chapters Competition 2024 in the “Adventure” category. The Category Winners and the Overall Short List will be announced June 10, 2024. Fingers crossed! All shortlisted entries can be viewed [here.]

Chapter One Prize

Gutsy Great Novelist 2024 Oh hey, I won another thing! Well, placed. I’m so happy to say I was chosen as an Honorable Mention for the Gutsy Great Novelist 2024 competition, for my novel The Cosmonaut and the Fisherman (titled Cosmonaut Down in the competition). ┬áPlacing in the top 10 out of 930 submissions is … Read more

2024 is off to a good start

My current work in progress has been selected as a quarterfinalist in the Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition! Semifinalists will be announced in February, fingers crossed!

Oh hey!

Kirk Rafferty writes stories of adventure through flawed protagonists, vivid settings, and villains who believe they’re the hero. Not much happening right now, but please check in from time-to-time. Also, there’s a newsletter link on the top and bottom of the page, and I’ll publish any updates there.