|Me & Cat Clarke discussing 'The Disappeared' at Edinburgh Book Festival|
2 days in Edinburgh wasn't nearly enough, though, and I was a little gutted as we left the beautiful city that we hadn't had more time to explore - not only the sprawl of the festival, but Edinburgh itself. That said, I got to meet Cat for drinks; met my wonderful agency-mate Cecilia Vinesse (check out her amazing book deal news here!) and her delightful partner, Rachel Holmes; explored the castle; wandered through the Fringe; and watched my husband's face as he tried haggis for breakfast. (I admit, I couldn't face it. I have an issue eating anything that's been used as a filter.)
By the way, there's still time to vote for me/BLACKFIN SKY in the Edinburgh First Book Award. I would LOVE it if you did!Edinburgh, you have been a delight. pic.twitter.com/fN3cGz73f6— Kat Ellis (@el_kat) August 19, 2015
Next we headed down to the Lake District for a couple of days as a midway stop on our journey home. Windermere was lovely, even though it rained pretty much the entire time we were there. But we went out on the lake, took the car ferry to Hawkshead and mooched around various Beatrix Potter exhibits, and ate some rather splendid food. (No haggis.)
A confession, though: this was my first 'holiday' since becoming a published author, and it was kinda hard being away from my laptop. Sad, right? I also missed this evil little face.
Such harsh working conditions in my office... pic.twitter.com/5jMXrFRr4k— Kat Ellis (@el_kat) May 24, 2015
Kat out x