Meet the delegates: Petronella Bond

Today, please welcome Petronella–a voracious reader who’ll be attending the UK Meet for the first time this year. Her picture was taken on a very special day indeed. Not only a birthday, but a trip to watch the Olympic trampolining too!

Petronella1) Tell us about yourself in 100 words or fewer.

Hiyas I’m Petronella Bond, I’m 40, newly single and a crazy cat lady! I live in East London and have 2 children. I suffer from depression so I have been unable to work for a few years and live inside books instead, well actually I have been reading as long as I can remember so no change there! I discovered M/M literature when I got my first kindle in October and having a whole genre open up has been amazing (and expensive!!)

2) Tell us something about you that might come as a surprise!

I don’t like suprises! Actually I am really open and anyone who knows me on facebook will know most things, or you can just ask … Oh I can sing Row row row your boat in a round by myself 😀

3) What do you like most about the LGBTQ genre?

Basically I like that (until recently) I hadn’t read any so I keep discovering new and brilliant authors. I very much subscribe to the love is love principle so the gender of the main characters is irrelevant is the story is well written!

4) What are you most looking forward to about UK Meet?

Not having an 8 year old boy following me around, no cats to feed and of course the journey up the M1 with Lisa Worrall and her Michael Bolton CD!

5) If you had one wish which would come true at UK Meet, what would that be?

I suppose meeting the man of my dreams is out of the question? I just want to meet people, have fun, not have my depression play up so I sit in the corner and just hope that people actually like me!


All UK Meet 2013 delegates are cordially invited to send in their answers to the above questions, along with links to any social networks/blogs/websites they want to include, and a completely optional mugshot/avatar. If you’d like to take part, send them to Thanks!

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