Katie Welsby, author of the YA time-switch romance In the Shadows, took inspiration from Writing Date 31 and the stories she found at Warwick Castle. Katie completed an exercise on the primary and secondary threats facing her protagonist in order to develop the plotline of her second novel, ‘Fade into Light’, in new and exciting directions. Katie was selected as one of the winners in the ‘52 Dates for Writers’ launch competition. Her prize was support in devising a creative promotional strategy for her debut novel.