It was great to be invited to the Teen Titles Party in Edinburgh’s beautiful reference library on George IV Bridge. This is always my favourite author event of the year – the snacks are good, and the company is so relaxed. Authors, pupils, librarians and teachers all mingle over the canapes (yes, canapes), and I try to sip politely from a tall flute of presseco while balancing pens and cardigans (because it’s always hot). The young people are always so enthusiastic and friendly.

However, my phone died so I have no current pics of that event – you’ll just have to imagine how wonderful it was.

I then made a quick dash with Gill Arbuthnott across Edinburgh to the Kelpies Award Ceremony in Charlotte Square, which did involve annoying one Edinburgh bus driver – whom Gill apologized to several times, as if she was used to it. Charlotte Square was all lit up with lanterns in the star-filled darkness (again no photos, so make do with wordy description). However, I have got photos of my feature interview in the Teen Titles magazine.


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