This is the fun side of the Harrogate reflections - the photos. But did I tell you the UK was having a heat wave? And no air conditioning. OMG, I thought I was going to evaporate. One of the best moments was when it started to rain, and I had to laugh at all the tough crime writers dashing inside. This was, after all, England. It's like a person from Vancouver staying in because of the rain - when would you get out?
So, the big post is now up at Killer Year. And there's something in it that hits to how I felt and what I thought about the unique challenges for debut authors like myself, so it isn't just recap of what happened, although that's certainly there.
I hope you have a chance to drop by and leave me a note here or there, or in both places!
With Val McDermid. Oh, yeah, it was too fucking hot to be England, so you’ll see a lot of rosy cheeks in these photos. It wasn’t just the booze, I swear.
Stuart may have made Val McDermid lose her breakfast, but I survived.
With Vincent, of the Dragons Fandago blog.
The charming, funny, extraordinarily talented Mark Billingham.
The Billingham Babes. Sandra, Helena, Mark, Jayne and Betty. What a blast to meet all of you!
Day Three in the Bar, with Simon Kernick (the look on my face says it all. About the bar, not Simon.)
Quiz Night. 2/3 of the team. Notice Steve Mosby managed to avoid the photo? Sneaky.
The All Night Party Animals
It seems strangely appropriate that this photo is a bit blurry. I was tired. But it was a beer and bacon breakfast for us.