Hey all, I hope you had a great weekend. I did – I attended my first book signing and got to meet some of my favourite indie authors from the US and the UK. (To add to the excitement, The Vampire Diaries cast were in a room next door and I spotted Ian Somerhalder! He is as hot in real life as you’d expect. But I digress…)
It was a busy day and among the long list of authors attending were Jodi Ellen Malpas, Kitty French, Rachel Van Dyken, Jessica Hawkins and Penny Reid. If ever I doubted how important a genre romance is, I only had to look at my fellow attendees, carting around crates of well-loved books for the authors to sign. People had come by train with huge suitcase full of books!
Most striking was the number of supportive husbands/partners in attendance. Whether they were lugging books or holding a place in the queue, they were there. It made me laugh, as I’d never have dreamed of dragging my other half to this event, but I guess that’s love for you!
I spent the day with like-minded romance fiends and got to avoid Euro 16, so I count it as a day well spent. I FINALLY met my friend Jessica Hawkins who I go on and on and on about on this blog – it was so great to sit down and chat to her about life, travel and her writing. All in all, it was a very fun Saturday and thanks to the organisers for all their hard work to make the day such a success.