Along with learning lots of stuff and making connections with other authors, 20Books also has a more relaxed side to it, and being located in Edinburgh, there was plenty to see and do.
The conference, and the room I stayed in, were in the University grounds, which is truly beautiful – here’s a taster
This was the building I stayed in
In a very comfortable student room with a fabulous view
We wandered Edinburgh some evenings, coming across this rather famous café where a certain book about a boy wizard was written…
Loved the architecture
(This’ll look better once the building work is complete and those garish signs are down, but even so…)
And some of us posed in our best tartan (me on the left)
before taking to the floor on the Saturday evening for a traditional Scottish Ceilidh
Ah, what fun! Writing can be such a solitary occupation, if you get the chance to attend a conference like this, I can highly recommend the experience.