Saturday, February 27, 2010
This week I went to the Undiscovered Voices Launch Party at Foyles in London.
It was a very busy evening, and after travelling from Berkshire across London I arrived late and after all the other winners- and I left early! I'm such a party animal.
However I did talk to a number of editors from publishers such as Oxford University Press, Scholastic, Puffin and Egmont, as well as a few agents and I did meet Mr Melvin Burgess!
I came away with a number of business cards and contact details and as a result of the party some editors have contacted me which is fantastic...so there are a few editors and agents interested in seeing my novel. I am keeping my fingers crossed that once I polish my novel off to the state in which I'm happy to send it out, something will come of this.
Sadly, I didn't take any photos and was generally pretty hopeless at recording the event for posterity, probably because I was sooo tired after work and just overwhelmed with it all. However I do have an image of my book with my name tag from the party attached which I've posted above.
For a fuller account of the party visit Candy Gourlay's blog which is superb.