What a lovely evening and it was great to put names to faces. I meet the illustrator of The Elephant Carnival, Briony May Smith, my editor Daisy at Walker Books, thank you for your encouragement and offer to look at more or my stories. I met Justine Roberts, the CEO of Mumsnet, Denise Johnstone-Burt from… Read More Book of Animal Stories Launch Party Highlights
Last February my story the Elephant Carnival was chosen along with nine other animal stories to feature in this year’s Mumsnet/Walker Books, Book of Animal Stories. And here it is – the front cover. It’s available in bookshops from the 1st October!
My Walker Books editor, has done a neat edit of my 1,200 words. I find chopping words excruciatingly difficult. She did it in a day. It certainly read better for it. I have just seen the final artwork. The beautiful illustrations are by Briony May Smith. When it’s launched in October I’ll put up a… Read More Editing and artwork for The Elephant Carnival
My story The Elephant Carnival reached the short list at the beginning of February and then I found out todays it’s a winner! It will appear in an anthology alongside nine other winning animal stories, which is scheduled for release in October this year. What I am most excited about is that the characters I… Read More I won the Mumsnet/Walker Books Children’s Animal Story Competition!