So, here it is, my first blog on this site.
What do I do? I write stories for children, mostly picture books but with aspirations for some ‘thicker’ stuff. I also colour in for a living, yes, I’m an illustrator.
Why do I do it? Because it beats lots of other jobs, I can do it in my pyjamas and tasteless slippers with no make up on, I can listen to what ever music I like, I meet lots of really clever talented people and best of all….I LOVE IT.
Like all jobs there are good days and bad days, bad paint days, good paint days, bad word days, no word days, lots of word days and intense word days. You can follow me here if you can bear to. It might be an interesting journey into the mind and life of an author and illustrator.
What have I done already? Well, if you are curious about my books so far, you can find me fighting for attention with my character Kip, 2010 CBCA Honour Book (Windy Hollow Books), you can find my name as author on Potato Music, illustrated by the very talented Pete Groves (Omnibus/Scholastic), and I am featured on the cover (name only!) of Purinina, A Devil’s Tale, 2008 CBCA Notable Book (Lothian/Hachette).
I have illustrated many others for wonderful authors and am currently working on a book about dinosaurs in a zoo (see, I have the best job in the world).
Look out, this blog might make you totally jealous or inspire you to distraction, or it might just cause you to pity me…we will have to wait and see.