Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Introducing Ella & Olivia

At last I can reveal one of the projects that has been stealing all of my time this year. It's a brand new series called Ella & Olivia and the books will be launched next month with a series of in store promotions! There's even a website on the way. I was lucky enough to be involved in the development of the characters, the logo AND cover artwork for this series and am so thrilled to have been given such a wonderful opportunity. So far there are 6 books in the series and we hope to be able to create many more. These gorgeous books are aimed at around the 5-7 year olds, or as first chapter books. They are beautifully written and I hope you fall in love with the characters the way that I have. Keep an eye out in the stores for these ones!

6 comments:

Carly Findlay said...

These are brilliant - congratulations! I am so proud of your talent and all you have achieved.

I hope you are well and settled into Canberra (and keeping warm!). I looked you up on facebook the other day to see how you were but you're gone...

I'm off overseas in two weeks and now I've finished thesis I am definitely on the countdown.

K said...

Oh, congrats, honey! In this publishing world, a series is a brilliant commendation and gig. I'm busily trying to construct my own little book covers for my own little run of books - if I had your gifts, I'd not be so frazzled. The covers and illustrations you have done here are so clean, energetic and appealing. And isn't it fun to get to the point of reveal??

Anonymous said...

My girls (6 & 5 respectively) are loving the books. Looking forward to seeing more books from this series in the shops. I have already told mothers from school about this collection. Good luck and thank you once again!

Danielle McDonald said...

Thank you for such wonderful support. It's all very exciting.

Tracey Gregg said...

My granddaughter is 6 and we have read all but sports carnival she loves these books and we look forward to any new books. I tell any one who will listen about these books they are brilliantly written with great stories. Trying to find books they the young kids will read and enjoy is hard enough left alone 10 of them my hat is off to you.

Danielle McDonald said...

Thank you so much Tracey! That's wonderful. We have some exciting new plans for the girls in the coming 12 months, so I am sure you will enjoy them!