Tuesday, 17 May 2022

In praise of writing friends - Tracy Darnton

My latest thriller - Ready or Not - was published this month with an in-person launch. 

This blog is a short one in praise of writing friends. (Spoiler alert* There will be Oscar-speech-style gushing).

We all know there are highs and lows with this author life. The last couple of years has been difficult for all of us. To have a team of cheerleading, sympathising, 'been there, done that, got the T shirt' friends behind you whether you're celebrating a book launch with fizz or weeping over a low point, is key. 

Fabulous, proud-looking editor behind me!

SCBWIs hanging by the cake stand

So here's a shoutout to my lovely agent, my crit groups, Write30 gang and MA buddies, the Teaspooners, Edge-of-the-Seat thriller writers, UKYA group, my SASSIES and SCBWI friends and, finally, all those without an acronym. 

Lovely agent  Jo Williamson 

You know who you are and I owe you all a cupcake. 

Tracy Darnton is the author of YA thrillers. Her latest book, Ready or Not, was immortalised in rather delicious cupcakes.


Anne Booth said...


Lynne Benton said...

Quite agree! Writing friends are the best!

Penny Dolan said...

Lovely post! Hooray for all sorts of writing friends!