I had an absolute ball! I had loads of time owing from work, so was able to take the whole day and travelled down on the afternoon train from Retford to Kings Cross.
Champagne and nibbles - lots of wonderful authors to chat to, editors, publishers and other book bloggers and reviewers - every book fan's dream evening. Add to that the piles of books just everywhere, and the wonderful goodie bags and we felt like we were in heaven.
Last year I was a little shy and a lot in awe of all of these authors, some of whom I've loved for years and didn't really talk to many people - this year I was determined that would change. I especially wanted to meet Lucy Diamond - we've chatted on Twitter and on Facebook so often, I felt like I already knew her. I tracked her down amongst the clinking of glasses and laughter and we had a really good chat, she's just as lovely in real life. I also chatted to Rebecca Wait (View on the Way Down) and Naomi Wood (Mrs Hemingway).
The party wasn't just to celebrate Pan Macmillan's wonderful women's fiction authors, it was also launch night for The Window Seat: