Welcome to my blog. This is the story of how I became a children’s book author. Well, it's the story of how I came to get my first book published. I'm not sure I can call myself a children's author until I have one or two more books under my belt.
Anyway, I hope to share my experiences here, from the early stages of trying to get my manuscript noticed by agents and publishers, through to developing the book and finally having it published and released to the world.
On the way, I hope I can pass on some useful advice, or at least shed light on what’s involved in the process of getting a debut book published.
This sort of information was something I desperately wanted to find when I was busy trying to get my book published. Therefore, I hope this blog is of some use to anyone in the same situation.
As I write this first entry, I’m still in the early stages of developing my book with my publisher. We’ve chosen an illustrator and the initial sketches are coming through – which is intensely exciting.
But I’ll talk more about all that in future entries.
The point is, I don’t know the end of this story yet. If everything goes to plan, my first book, Hocus Pocus Diplodocus will be published in mid-2014 by Maverick Books.
But I won’t be popping open the champagne until I have the final printed book in my hands!