Meet the delegates: Sandra Lindsey

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce Sandra Lindsey, who as she says, is one of the very few attendees this year who’s been to every single one of them so far. Sandra, we’re going to have special badges made up: how do you feel about being one of the “Shameless Old Slappers”?

I didn’t get to see much of Sandra last year, but I do remember chatting with her on her way out of the hotel, when she was wearing a lovely John Deere cap. You can tell us rural types by the way we celebrate all the main tractor manufacturers!

sandralindseyTell us about yourself in 100 words or fewer.

I’m a line-dancing, chicken-mad, Marcher lass who lives in the mountains of Mid Wales. I’ve had two stories published – both in UK Meet anthologies – and I’ve been to every UK Meet so far. I’m the one from last year who read out a “novel opening” starring a male chicken.

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

I’m not a fan of country & western music (the majority of line dancing in our area is done to past & present mainstream chart hits), but the surest way to make me look twice at your book cover is to feature a man in a cowboy hat…

What do you like most about the LGBTQ genre?

From what I’ve seen & read, people care more about getting things right, especially when it comes to pronouns. Also, I find the tales of adventure and derring-do to be less formulaic than in mainstream fiction.

What are you most looking forward to about UK Meet?

Digging through the goodies in the goody bag & the USB stick 😀 Putting faces (and voices!) to names is always good as well – and this year I might remember more people’s names, with having the Sunday as well.

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

That I can develop a dazzling wit and demonstrate the art of scintillating conversation while I’m there 😉


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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!