A lovely week....
On Friday I found out that At Yellow Lake has been longlisted for the 2013 CILIP Carnegie award! A great surprise, and a wonderful honour.
On Tuesday, I travelled to County Antrim for the CILIP YLG/SLANI Wendy Drewett Ireland Book Day conference. I appeared on a panel for debut writers, with Dave Cousins and Sarah Hammond and met other writers, including Diana Hendry, Paul Howard, Liz Pinchon and Katherine Roberts.
|Sarah Hammond, Dave Cousins and I on the debut novelists panel moderated by Rachel Levy|
|Joy Court moderating the New Directions panel with Paul Howard, Diana Hendry and Katherine Roberts|
The day before, I had the pleasure of doing a workshop at Holy Trinity College, in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. Here are some photos of the workshop and of two of the classes I had the pleasure to work with.
|A great group--enthusiastic and creative|
|I loved the Q & A session with Year 8. Very insightful questions!|
|The loveliest group of Year 8s I've ever met!|