MY LIFE IN LIPPY AND LEOPARD PRINT
It’s July, and to every crime writer in the UK at least that means only one thing- it’s time to pack our suitcases and head up (or down) to Harrogate, and more specifically Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.
It’s my fourth year attending, and for me it gets better each year probably because I’ve got to know more people. It’s a very friendly gathering of writers and fans, but I have noticed one particular pattern emerging – for me, anyway.
I always buy a Weekend Rover ticket, which means I get to go all the varied and lively talks – and there’s unlimited tea and coffee.
Now, I’m very much my mother’s daughter; Dorothy Bore was a great believer in getting value for money for everything. Hence, I guzzle more tea and coffee down my gullet over the 4 days in Harrogate than really should be humanly possible.
I never, ever learn…
I’m packing my suitcase tonight and looking forward very much in meeting old friends and new from tomorrow until Sunday; if you’re going and we don’t know each other please come up and say howdy.
The ‘official’ Twitter hashtag for the festival is #TOPcrime2012, using it is a great way of making friends and sharing Harrogate stories.
Broken, my collection of short stories is available to download on Amazon for Kindle here