I hadn't known what to expect, but I did know that it was about time that Scotland had a festival of this kind to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Scotland's tradition in this area.
There's so much great work out there that it beggars belief.
I had a great time.
What impressed me most was the way that authors casually hung around and made themselves available for fans. They weren't holding up 'Talk To Me' signs, but they werern't hiding in press tents and staff rooms either.
The set up was very well organised and the atmosphere fun and informal.
I got to see some great events, too. William McIlvanney with Len Wanner, Allan Guthrie with Gordon Ferris (sadly, John Rector couldn't make it and I was gutted) and then Ian Rankin with a panel including a host of talent.
I met up with lots of great people whom I'd not known in person but only through the web, including our very own McDroll and had a thoroughly good time.
The reason I mention this is that the new programme is out here and I really think you should check it out.
Good luck and maybe I'll see you there.