|My cocktail: Cesar Punch|
It was soooo much fun :)
|Sue, me and Charlotte|
Firstly, I met my editor (I will never tire of those two words together) Charlotte Ledger and Sue Fortin for cocktails at the Ritz.
Then, running a teeny bit late, (nothing to do with me taking photos of the very pink powder room) we headed to the summer party so that Sue and I could have our official photo taken!
|Official photo of the Joan Hessayon contenders|
|Receiving my award.|
It really was a lovely evening and I didn't get to talk to as many writers/friends as I had hoped. Apologies to those I missed!
I was awarded a certificate and a prize (which I really wasn't expecting). Lining up was very nerve-racking. And luckily, Pia Fenton didn't do a X Factor style announcement of the winner. She announced it quickly to put us out of our misery. :)
|Sue & I with our certificates|
The winner was Jo Thomas with her début novel The Oyster Catcher. More news on the winner here.
I think my favourite part of the evening was being introduced by Charlotte to a lot of her Mills and Boon colleagues and friends as 'one of her authors'. I won't ever tire of that phrase either.
Fab fab evening! Chatted on the train all the way to Egham to some poor guy heading out to Reading. Hope he didn't think I was bonkers with my pink nails, pink dress, pink handbag and pink shoes. Can't wait for the RNA Conference. My pack has arrived. I must fill it out. If you're going, see you there. :)