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.