When Secret of the Song came out last October, it was reviewed by one of these super-bloggers, Anne Williams on her blog BeingAnneReading. It was so lovely I cried real tears. Her review is HERE. I didn't know Anne and had never met her.
Until last week that is!
I went to the Orenda Books Road Show to see our Exeter Novel Prize winner, Su Bristow, talking about her forthcoming book at Waterstones in Piccadilly. I was queuing up at the desk to pick up my ticket, when I heard a woman some way ahead say her name was Anne Williams. Being short, I had to lean round the people in front of me, but yes, I recognised her face from the pictures I'd seen. Hooray! That's what I almost yelled, but remembering a smidgeon of decorum, I actually approached her. We had a lovely chat and I was delighted to thank her in person. A photo was definitely in order and here it is.
Thank you, Anne!