Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop!

Thanks to Annaliese Matheron for linking me up with the The Next Big Thing Blog Hop! 

Here are my answers below.

What is the working title of your next book? 
It's called 'Things You Never Knew About Dinosaurs'

Where did the idea come from for the book? 
This was the first manuscript I ever wrote, I came up with just before my first son was born, I've always loved dinosaurs and just wondered what it would be like if they were still around today!

What genre does your book fall under? 
It's a picture book

What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
 Hmmm I'm sure we might be able to borrow some dinos off Steven Spielberg or maybe that dragon off the listerine advert, he could pass for a dinosaur, failing that Al Pacino.

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book? 
It's in the title really! 'Things You Never Knew About Dinosaurs'

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? 
This Book is published by Gullane/Parragon

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript? 
I wrote the first draft in my lunch break at work, the tweaks took a bit longer.

What other books would you compare this to within your genre?
Perhaps something like Aliens Love Underpants

Who or what inspired you to write this book? 
 I'm a big fan of Shel Silverstein, and his work was a big influence.

What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest? 
Its about Dinosaurs, what more could you want?

My chosen next big thing blogger is Becka Moor http://becka-moor.blogspot.co.uk/ her work is simply brilliant and it won't be long till every home has a copy of a Becka Moor book in it.

New book event dates for 2013:

February 19th Tales on Moon Lane 10.30am
February 23rd Waterstones Tunbridge Wells 11am
March 4th Greys Infant School 9am
March 5th Southdown Junior School 9am
March 6th St Mary's Primary School 9am
March 16th WHSMiths Zoodles Brighton 11am

more TBC

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball nominated for People's Book Prize

Please Vote for 'Tamara Small and the Monsters' Ball' in The People's Book Prize!


Hollywood Dino!

With the Baftas being announced I thought it might be good to show you a sneak peak at my next booky!

Monday, 7 January 2013

Interview in The Sun

An interview with me in The Sun

Here's an interview with me in Prima Magazine about some of the reasons that lead me to becoming a children's author