Just heard that Welcome to Nowhere has won the RED Book Award! This is such brilliant news, and thank you to everyone in Falkirk who made it happen. RED stands for Read, Enjoy, Debate. What a great name for a prize! All prizes are hard work for the organisers and brilliant for authors, but this one is a bit special because groups in Kenya, the Netherlands and South Africa have taken part in the shadowing.
I'm really sorry I couldn't make the ceremony yesterday, but I've just read the lovely account by Ann Giles (The Bookwitch). It sounds as if it was a lot of fun. https://bookwitch.wordpress.com/