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YA Launch Party in Scotland

I absolutely love Scotland and will take any excuse to go there, so although it’s a very long drive, I jumped at the chance for a visit last weekend.  And I had a very good reason to go – the launch party of the Paisley Piranhas!

That might sound a bit strange and has nothing to do with fish – Paisley Piranhas is a group of YA authors (including me) who are working together to promote our teen books, and Sunday saw our official launch party at the Robert Burns Centre in Dumfries.  A fab little cinema, we were able to use it to launch our books and to have a private showing of The Princess Bride, one of our all-time favourite movies (which also happens to be mentioned in one of the books).

Claire, Gill-Marie and I (missing Katy!)

Claire, Gill-Marie and I (missing Katy!)

With sweets, snacks and drinks on offer, as well as our books of course, it was a great afternoon and we were very pleased to welcome so many lovely people.  Claire Watts, Gill-Marie Stewart and myself had a fab time and were only sorry the fourth member of our gang, Katy Haye, couldn’t be with us on the day.  Next time for sure!

The Paisley Piranha books so far are:-

Gill-Marie Stewart – Music and Lies

Claire Watts – What They Don’t Tell You About Love in the Movies

Katy Haye – The Last Gatekeeper

Pia Fenton – New England Crush

Here are some photos from the event – huge thanks to everyone who came and Gill’s and Claire’s families who went above and beyond the call of duty to help us!

(For more information about Paisley Piranha and our books, please check out our website here)