Last night I was lucky enough to attend the HarperCollins Summer Party at the gorgeous V&A Museum, in London.
It was an amazing event and whilst being nervous, I am so glad I went. I got to chat to other authors, agents, and the wider team at HC, as well as catch up with the editors from the Carina imprint.
Beforehand, the HQ team (HQ is the newly formed imprint that merged previous Harlequin imprints such as MIRA etc) held pre-party drinks at the Rembrandt Hotel, opposite the V&A. We got the chance to raise a glass to the new imprint before heading over to the huge party across the road.
To be honest, everything was a blur. The venue was packed, the alcohol was flowing and the canapés were to die for (especially the desserts!). I got to meet some fantastic authors, and the teams from across the whole of HarperCollins. Many I have only ‘spoken’ to via social media, so it was lovely to meet these people properly.
I saw authors I have long admired and found ‘new voices’ I have yet to read, but whose books I will be adding to my (ever-growing!) to-be-read pile.
It was a fantastic evening and experience that I hope I might be lucky enough to repeat.