The journey from Scotland was a long one and we set off at just before 4am to travel down to Peterborough. My hubby drove and to say our conversations were bizarre on the way down is an understatement! It's funny what topics you cover on a long car journey in the early hours.
Our trip did consist of car singing too. It has to be done. My favourite sing along this time was to "Mr Blue Sky" by ELO - a song that reminds me of my childhood and an ironic choice considering the darkness outside the car! There was car dancing which, thankfully, no one saw due to the time of day! Well that's what I'm telling myself!
The signing began at ten and the pic above shows me with my good friend Louise who came to the event to be my wonderful assistant. This was the calm before the storm! We were all set up and raring to go :-D We had such fun! And only ONE glass of wine too!
I had been in contact with many of the attending authors in groups on Facebook prior to the day and I have to say everyone was just so lovely! There wasn't an ounce of competition or ego. Everyone just got on as if they had known each other for years!
The only down side to the day for me was that I didn't get a chance to properly meet (and hug) every author I hoped to chat to. But as I said this was only the first of FIVE events for me so I have every intention of making up for that!
I was so over tired and a little hyper so as you can imagine I was a wee bit giddy! I may have scared a few of my table visitors with my excitement! But we had so many laughs and I've taken so many happy memories away from the day that I can't wait for the next one in London! Roll on April!
Saturday also saw the cover reveal of my debut erotic novel as Lissa Jay. The feedback on the cover was fantastic! I was overwhelmed and very happy. Below is a slideshow of some of the images from the day...