Essex Book Awards

Such an honour to have been chosen as one of the six finalists of the Essex Book Awards - and what a fantastic day! So much fun, and so lovely to meet so many readers. Special shoutout to my photographer Lois - who I picked out from the front row and asked to take a few pictures with my camera, then went well above and beyond the call of duty. Such a star! 

And congratulations to the winner Dan Smith - author of the very excellent Boy X.