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World Book Day 2022

It was wonderful to get out and about with, The Bum that Barked, on World Book Day 2022         My first visit was with Nettlestead and Wateringbury preschool. The staff and children looked fabulous in their World Book Day costumes and I had a great time sharing my book before our crafting … Continue reading “World Book Day 2022”

D Is For Dogs

Okay, so the whole point of this blog was to explore themes in picture books and dogs don’t really count as a theme… However, as I lost my own little dog, Bean, to cancer in February, I figure you can cut me some slack. Bean was my best friend, cuddle buddy and writing companion. You … Continue reading “D Is For Dogs”

17th February 2021

How cool are these new installations? Sadly, I am old enough to remember using these old boxes for their original purpose – for actually ringing people!

November 22nd 2020

I am excited to share with you some fabulous news. My next picture book will be published in 2022, by the amazing folk at Sage’s Tower Publishing! I can’t share any details yet.

October 22nd 2020

Thank you to Sarah at Waterstones Maidstone, for inviting me in to sign some copies of, The Bum That barked.

C is for Compassion

The definition of compassion is often confused with that of empathy. Empathy, as defined by researchers, is the visceral or emotional experience of another person’s feelings.

B Is For Bravery

Bravery is a common human trope. Whether conveyed through myths and legends, Pixar movies or comic book heroes, the theme of bravery is often at the heart of many.

A Is For Anger

In a bid to increase my repertoire, come with me on an alphabetical adventure through the themes, sentiments and takeaways of picture books.

2nd of April 2020

The route to publication is a steep learning curve! To celebrate the publication of my new book, The Bum That Barked, I am now offering a critique service for fledgling picture book writers.

17th April 2020

Drum roll please…CONGRATULATIONS to Evie Hannah! I was surprised by the number of
entries and it was a tough call, but I love this picture of Bean and Bongo dressed as a clown.

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