Should start by stating that the panel was about Psychopaths in Literature, not a panel of psychopaths. Though…
Tonight I am back from a weekend of Llandeilo Litfest – it was a blast! My first ever experience of being on a panel and I didn’t know what to expect, but it was a great hour.
The panel was led by Thorne Moore, writer of psychological crime novels, many of which are based here in Wales. She did a great job of asking pertinent questions that set the rest of us off into interesting discussions.
My fellow panellists were John Nicholl and John Thompson. Now John N is an ex-police officer, and John T is a barrister, which left me feeling a little out of place – I’ve never worked in any of the law enforcement or legal occupations. I’m an office bod who specialises in system design (Excel and Access mostly), so least qualified there.
What I enjoyed was that the three of us didn’t always agree which makes for lively conversation, all good-natured. It was also lovely to get some really good audience participation going with an open floor and some back and forth.
To find more about these lovely people try:
- Thorne Moore: www.thornemoore.co.uk
- John Nicholl: John Nicholl’s Amazon Page
- John Thompson: John Thompson’s Amazon Page
It was also great to see some old friends and make new ones. People that I’ve connected to on the internet, I finally got to meet in real life. New people that I met for the first time too. All the writers were lovely people and everyone willing to lend a hand at all points, writers are just about the most supportive group of people I have ever met. Then there were people who I know through Swansea and District Writers’ Circle, lovely to see everyone again. Had some great chats at the Book Fair and managed to sell a few volumes too.
Thanks to all who made it a great weekend.