I love going to literary festivals – I always meet so many interesting people, and it’s an honour to talk to the fans who come to my sessions. Usually, though, I visit festivals in the UK and Ireland – so it’s incredible to travel to other countries and realise that there are Detective Society members there as well!
I was part of four events at Dubai Lit Fest this year, and they were all incredible. I feel lucky to have been able to speak to so many school groups and festival attendees about my books, writing and Authors 4 Oceans – being part of the Detective Society is all about being kind, thoughtful, questioning and brave, and I hope I’ve been able to spread that message as far as possible!
Thank you to everyone who came to my events, thanks to my fellow panellists and a huge thank you to the festival staff and volunteers who made everything run so smoothly. I had a great time, and I’m so glad I was able to come!
I’ve put some of my favourite photos from the festival below – to see more, head to my Instagram account. And if you’d like the chance to meet me, check out my calendar for where I’ll be over the next few months. I’m popping up in Birmingham, Munich, Oxford, Cambridge, Chipping Norton and Dublin … with lots more to announce soon!