Highlight of My Year

My novel is Downton Abbey set in the USA, and involves the historic houses along the Hudson River Valley as well as The White House. So, it has a cinematic backdrop.

Winning the Book Adaptation Award was the highlight of my year, and receiving a script as a prize is unbelievably precious - the best of all things - because I have the opportunity to pitch to some companies, such as Netflix.

The award was also a vindication of the time taken for me to put the plot together and write it all. Books don't appear overnight, and I had written, edited, searched for a publisher for two years, and then polished it some more. I am so grateful to Page Turner Awards for recognizing the potential in my novel.