Today is the turn of Spotlight Author Elin Gregory to entertain us. She’s one of those brave souls who’s volunteered to be on a panel with me, so hopefully lots of you will get a chance to hear her speak in July. Those who were at the Meet in Brighton will probably best remember her as the creator of the most in demand swag item: those cute little pom-pom sheep keyrings. My daughter commandeered mine the moment she saw it and it now hangs off the handle of her school book bag–photographic proof provided!
And now, over to Elin…
I live in the Welsh Marches and work in a museum in a castle built on the edge of a Roman fort! I reckon it’s the coolest job ever apart from my other job of writing romantic historical mayhem with gay heroes who are tough as old boots but can be tender when circumstances allow.
2) Tell us something about you that might come as a surprise!
I have slowly and sadly become allergic to alcohol, so I am much in demand as a designated driver.
3) What do you like most about the LGBTQ genre?
I love the stories that fill the glaring omissions in history where whole groups of people are erased or edited to conform to society’s prejudices. Also the other writers. They are such a wonderfully civilised helpful and supportive bunch.
4) What are you most looking forward to about UK Meet?
I get to talk about the types of books I adore with people I love for a whole weekend. What could be better than that? Oh and hugs! I’m not what you’d call a ‘natural hugger’ but I have been practising *nods* and plan to hug anyone who’ll let me.
5) If you had one wish which would come true at UK Meet, what would that be?
There are people I would love to see who won’t be able to come so a wand to wave to allow them to join in the fun would be nice.