Good news for us that our Patron, Cathy Cassidy, was up at the Edinburgh Book Festival this weekend as it meant I could catch an hour with her. I also had my first visit to the Book Festival and came away laden with books from the bookshop. I LOVE the Book Festival. The atmosphere, the coffee, the authors – as well as being a confirmed Bus Spotter now, I am also a keen author spotter in August. And I thoroughly enjoyed name dropping in the Bookshop – telling the guy selling me the books that I was friends with Cathy (Cassidy), Sara (Sheridan) and Nicola (Morgan).
I went to the book signing tent after Cathy’s event and it was an hour later before she finished signing books for her young fans. She had a wee chat with each and every one of them and it was lovely to see their faces as they had their photo taken with their favourite author.
I wanted to show Cathy the Caledonian Hotel where we are hosting an event with her on 10 November so took her over for afternoon tea. Co-trustee Susan joined us and we had a great chinwag and loved the afternoon tea provided. We were even able to show Cathy the Castle Suite where we will hold the event. It is going to be soooo good. I will have an outline of the event by end of next week but there will be a wee competition too so that three of Cathy’s readers can be guest interviewers at the event. What a great opportunity!