The Lost Thing

Those of you who have read my blog from the beginning might remember this post about extraordinary author and artist, Shaun Tan. He is one of my creative heroes – and I am honored to be published by the same UK publisher, Templar Publishing.

There was brilliant news for Shaun this week when […]

By |January 28th, 2011|Inspirations|1 Comment

Mapping Ideas

In which I deconstruct and reconstruct The Next Book.

I am on a short breather from work on my next children’s novel. This gives me a chance to stand back, tidy my workspace (and my brain).

I always find it fascinating to see how writers and artists work. Seeing sketches and scribbles others have done reminds me […]

By |January 27th, 2011|About My Books, My Current Projects, Writing|Comments Off on Mapping Ideas

My New Studio Mascot

Everyone needs one of these! This little guy was given to me by the excellent Karen MacDonald, creator of Nameless Wonders. I gave Karen a load of fabric scraps, notions and other oddments I had been hoarding in my studio. After years of good intentions, I kind of realised I would probably never make […]

By |January 21st, 2011|Inspirations|Comments Off on My New Studio Mascot