This is just to let you know that my novel Witchstruck won the Young Adult Romantic Novel of the Year Award last night in London's Piccadilly.
Judy Finnigan and Richard Madeley (pictured here) handed out the awards.
If I stuttered and blubbed a bit at the podium, I should probably be forgiven. I hadn't expected to win and couldn't quite believe it. It was a truly overwhelming moment.
|The marvellous Richard and Judy, with all the winning novelists!|
Without my wonderful agent Luigi Bonomi and his wife Alison, and my lovely editor Lauren Buckland at Random House Children's Books, I would not have been standing there, accepting such an award. Publishing a book is a team effort, and I owe them all a great debt of gratitude.
Thanks also to Emma Buckley, my editor at Transworld, who was also there last night and took the marvellous photograph of me at the top.
Here's the winning book: Witchstruck.
|Read more about Witchstruck on Amazon.|