Instead, one of this years highlight for me was sitting in the sunshine having a long catch up with my own editor, Emily Ruston from Boldwood Books. It was only the second time that we have met in person, so it was an incredible opportunity to express my gratitude for her faith in me and my writing.
The other highlight of the weekend, was being able to catch up with Katie Fforde. I was a recipient of the Katie Fforde Bursary in 2019, thanks to this incredibly generous and supportive author. Winning the bursary was the encouragement that I needed to take my writing more seriously, and unbeknown to Katie, it inspired me to do something I had only ever dreamed of; I took a career break, relocated to Bournemouth, and focused on my writing.