When I dreamed about becoming a 'real author' there were particular milestones or events that I wanted to experience. These were things that made it all feel real and exciting. You might guess the kind of things I mean - seeing the cover, holding my book in my hand for the first time, hearing what a reader thinks, that type of thing.
One of the important ones was seeing someone on a train reading my book. I was therefore overjoyed to see this photo.
In the interest of transparency, this picture does date back to 2017 and the boy reading Jarred Dreams is now almost as tall as a house!
I still long for the moment I see someone for real (mainly so I can whisper "I wrote that" and really freak the reader out) BUT this is still an amazing photo so I had to share it with you.