I am a new children's author and have written the text for one picture book and am editing a junior chapter book (or at least thats what I think it is!!). I live in Bristol, England and have worked with kids in a variety of situations, including ski instructor and primary school class assistant (oh and a patient cousin to 6 and 9 yr olds) :D
What are you working on at the moment?
I have just published the nearly finished picture book text to my blog and am working through a short chapter book starring a young girl who daydreams a lot, so much so that she will eventually go on to win a local daydreaming competition.
If you had to recommend just one children's book you've read in the last year, what would it be?
I have recently enjoyed the Oliver Jeffers picture books and the Mousehunter by Alex Milway.
What is the most important thing you learned about writing or illustrating this year?
Below you will find Billy and The Lost Number. Another picture book story from Andy’s growing stable of stories.But before that, a note on how to help yourself write or create, more.If any of you are budding writers or creative people without a space of your own I urge you to look into getting one. Find out about the studio spaces in your local area.The sense of personal freedom and inspiration you can feel is brilliant, especially if you work around other creative people. It really feels like…See More
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