Friday, September 18, 2015

Christmas with Ella.



Christmas has come early with the arrival of the Brand New Ella Diaries books! this is is such a fantastic story, and one that I think we can all relate to on some level! Perfect for a Christmas gift - but who can wait that long? Grab a copy when it hits the shelves on the 1st of October.



Let's not forget about the wonderful Ella and Olivia books. This fabulous 2 in 1 book comes with some gorgeous gift tags in the back and is also available in October.

I am also celebrating tonight with news that yet another Country has bought the Ella Diaries books! That makes 5 different countries now! I can't believe it. It's all a bit of a first for me and I am so proud of these books. Meredith is such a wonderful writer, and the team at Scholastic are so great to work with. 

I am counting my lucky stars at the moment.

More news to come....another new book (Out Now)...two more Brand New contracts on their way to me...and a bit of a first - a book signing session coming up in Sydney. Details coming soon as it's only a week away! Eek!

Monday, September 7, 2015

BEHIND THE SCENES: MY GTS ENRTY 2015

Here's a few roughs from my Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search entry this year. 
You can read the full details of my progression through this project over at the MAKERS' COLLECTIVE blog.





Needless to say I did not make the cut for the Top 50 entrants who will progress to the next round, but I guess I expected that. Maybe if the brief was for KIDS shoes it might have been a different story! As expected, the finalists entries are simply wonderful. Do yourself a favour and head over HERE to check out some awesome winning entries for this years TOP 50.

Also, if you fancy a bit of an extra read, check out some of my extra blog posts over at the MAKERS' COLLECTIVE that I did not get the chance to plug here when I first shared them. Click on the links below for further details.

How I became a Children's Book Illustrator.

My thoughts on how I keep a steady work flow coming in.

I am still catching up on all of the news I have to share with you. There's so much happening at the moment. It's very exciting. Anyway, I hope you have a great week ahead. Happy Creating.