Books and the City Spring Blogger Event

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Life took over recently and I wasn’t able to post this earlier, but on Wednesday 16th March 2016 I went to an exciting and enjoyable Books and the City (BATC) Spring Blogger Event thanks to the wonderful SJV (Sara-Jade) whom you can follow here (and you really should).

The evening started well when I met up with one of the loveliest bloggers around, Anne Williams (check out her blog here), at Kings Cross and we went off for a drink, a cake and a bookish gossip.

Once we’d put the book world to rights we headed off to BATC HQ where SJV welcomed us all in her inimitable style with nibbles and a tea, coffee or soft drink – I’ll have you know she’s rather partial to a cheese straw! It was wonderful to meet up with many of the bloggers I’m now privileged to call friends and to encounter others for the first time.

It wasn’t long before we were invited in to meet fabulous authors Penny Parkes, Paige Toon, Holly Hepburn and Juliet Ashton and it was at this point I realised I’d forgotten my camera!

We were treated to the authors reading from their latest books before a question and answer session led by Clare Hey (follow Clare here on Twitter). Just before the end of this part of the evening, Georgia Clark dashed in straight from the airport to be introduced to the gathering.

At this point, the popping of corks was heard so we grabbed our goody bags stuffed full with books and treats, got a glass of fizz, more nibbles and a BATC cupcake before personally meeting each of the lovely authors individually and getting our books signed. It’s a real thrill to meet and speak with authors and this evening certainly lived up to expectations. They were all lovely, reading so eloquently from their novels and spending time chatting to us all.

I had a mad dash to the train where I delved into my goody bag to find books, nail varnish, sweets, a notebook and pencil and other super treats. Thank you SJV!

You can find out more about Books and the City by clicking here and find all things Simon and Schuster on Facebook.

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