Yesterday was one of the best days of my writing career: I did an event at Edinburgh Book Festival!
It was great to walk into the festival and see my books all over the place. Quite an ego boost. The event was great too. Lots of Hearts, Hibs and Dunfermline fans vying for a large trophy.
The festival people were really helpful and kind. I used to run Bradford and Ilkley book festivals, so I should know what needs doing. And Edinburgh did it 100%. If you ever get a chance to go, do. It was brilliant. I also went to a mermaid event earlier in the day. Very good.
The best bit about the weekend was that the festival let me bring my wife and daughter (hence the mermaid event). We had great train rides up the north east coast and into Scotland. We stayed in a nice hotel. And Edinburgh is the best looking city in the UK, a far as I can see.
So, thanks Edinburgh.
If you want to see me a a festival in the autumn, by the way, I'm at Wigtown, Warwick, Cheltenham, Ilkley, Manchester, Morley and Lancashire's Shout About Books. I'll put the dates on my website soon.