The Monsters Are Coming

It has been a while since my last blog, still not sure if anyone actually reads my ramblings but thought it was a good time to pop in and reflect. My brain gets kind of full sometimes and rather than explode I think its useful to unload a bit of the mayhem swirling round. 2017, a new year and so many possibilities ahead! I’m still trying to kick myself into gear as January seems to have me on a go slow, but i’m so excited for all that this year could hold! I have just finished my 11th picture book, which is currently with the printers (http://www.print-evolution.co.uk) ready to be thrown at the world. An amazing little company in Wales that offers such great service and support for a range of needs. The new book is called Murphy and The Monsters and its being released on the 21st Feb 2017 in true Monster style with a party of course! I’ve been working on the concept for Murphy and The Monsters for about 18 months now and with the magic of Holly Bushnell illustrations (http://www.hollybushnelldesigns.co.uk) we’ve finally brought him in to existence. Its been such an amazing process to see him come to life and watch his story grow and evolve. I wanted to create a story where monsters didn’t have to just be scary or mean, where they could be vulnerable too and even need help from time to time. I also wanted to show that normal little boys and girls can believe in big things, and that their imagination didn’t need to be defined by what adults told them was or...