I gave my LSotY shortlist dress another outing - here I am looking almost grown-up as I warm up the crowd ready for the presentations.
|Joan Hessayon contenders l-r: Molly Hopkins, Kate Jackson, Paula Williams, Charlotte Betts, Sally Clements|
|enjoying the speeches: Lucy King (winner 2010),|
Kate Johnson, Lyn McCulloch, Talli Roland
|Impossibly glamorous Danuta Kean with me|
|Carole Blake and Jan|
Then it was on to more partying, more catching up with friends, more networking with editors, agents, journalists and PR gurus.
|The Joan Hessayon trophy|
God bless the Romantic Novelists' Association and all who sail in her.
(Most pix taken by Marte at mlr photo. Others taken by me or Liz Fenwick)