Fun at the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival – 2019

Okay, this was my first time attending a crime book festival and wow, what a first! I had the most amazing time. It was lovely catching up with the Bookouture crew and the many author friends I’ve made. Finally, I got to put some real faces to Facebook profiles. It’s much better chatting in real life than online (I promise).

I also met BBC’s Steph McGovern and she even took the time to speak to me about my writing journey. What a lovely lady! Did I mention how much I love

Crimewatch and Shop Well for Less? (I’m human, I love a bargain.). 😅

The lawn chairs are fab too and I got to hang out in the tent. What more could an author ask for? Being surrounded by books, book lovers and authors – it’s the best. I’ll be back next year, that’s for sure.


Not booking early – I’d have loved to see the quiz or Val McDermid singing Happy Birthday to Nicola Sturgeon but I was too late. That’s not happening next year! I put myself right on that mailing list in the hope that I’ll be able to attend some of the events.

Here’s a few piccies.

By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
This entry was posted in This and That and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s