My Bloody Scotland 2018 Experience @BloodyScotland @Brownlee_Donald #CrimeFiction #Scotland #BookFestival

Oh, what a weekend was to be had at Bloody Scotland 2018. A host of crime fiction, banter, laughter and an awesome feeling of being part of something extremely special.
I thought I would share with you some snippets of my own personal experience.
For me, the thing I love the absolute most from the weekend is the friends you surround yourself with and the new friends you meet over the three days who really make the weekend memorable.

Day One 

This year I attended with children’s author Sarah Broadley. We arrived at The Golden Lion and Sarah immediately flung herself into the spirit of the weekend.
As we headed up the hill for the opening gala, the air was filled with a feeling of excitement and anticipation of what lay ahead.
Book Bloggers
Gordon McGhie – Sharon Bairden – Sarah Hardy
Authors & Moi
Dawn Geddes – Elizabeth Frattaroli – Sandra Ireland – Sarah Broadley
A real highlight for me was the torch procession, there really is no feeling like it. Walking down from Stirling Castle to the Albert Halls.


Sarah Broadley with Alison Belsham
Olga Wojtas
Olga Wojtas


Sandra Ireland



My first author event was Val McDermid and Denise Mina at the Albert Halls.
It was a great way to start the panel events and the camaraderie between Val and Denise was engaging and very funny.

Then the Albert Halls was prepared for the Fun Lovin Crime Writers. This was my very first time seeing them in person.


You can find out about the band here:

Day Two 

Saturday daytime was filled with exciting panels.  Followed by an evening at The Coo, which was my overall favourite experience of the weekend. I got to meet a lot of amazing people and hear various performances from crime writers. Plus the banter with my friends really brought the night to an all-time high.



A truly heartwarming and uplifting experience, a huge thank you to everyone I met and spent time with.

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