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Eyes Closed

I saw something that knocked me sideways at the weekend. As I walked through my local town centre a little girl walked towards me, hand in hand with her father. She had the most astonishing grin on her face and exuberant spring in her step. It was only then that I noticed her eyes were …

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Sketchy Patience!

I have to be honest, I haven’t had anything I’ve written published since 2009. For a complex variety of reasons that door has been closed firmly shut. Apart from some futile efforts to prize it open again – trying to make it happen has been pointless. In the meantime I have been illustrating for an …

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Hats and Hooks

Hats and Hooks!

When I want to create a children’s book I am looking for visual as well as lyrical hooks to give strength to the work. There is no excuse not to pack that book full of rich, condensed yumminess that readers can pour over time after time – leading them joyfully through from the beginning, to …

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