September round-up


It’s been about a month since Blown Away was published and I thought that now would be a good time to do a quick round-up of what’s been happening since (mainly cos my mum wants me to put everything in one place). But first I want to say a huge thanks to everyone who has sent me pictures of the book in shop windows, on bookshelves or of them reading it to their kids - see above for a little montage. It’s SUCH a thrill to see. 

So… we started out with a little blog tour. My first port of call was the Book Sniffer (click to read), then I nipped over to my friends at Read It Daddy before chatting about my five favourite picture books with the Library Mice

I was interviewed by POP and Ideas Tap both of which made me sound not-that-boring. Quite an achievement given how much I tend to waffle (as this post perfectly demonstrates). 

I was also thrilled to appear in the latest issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine (see pic below) - a huge honour for me.


The book also made an appearance on Hannah Maggs’ vlog (9 minutes 27 seconds in, to be precise), in the brilliant Not Another Mummy Blog and in Stylist Magazine’s Style List (see pic below).


Then I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute a gallery to the Guardian’s brilliant How To Draw series. Click here for my tips on drawing a windy day.

Finally, one of my favourite picture book sites, The Illustrated Forest, reviewed Blown Away. And, what’s more, they liked it. Phew.

So that was September. October is mainly about working on book 2 (will post some teasers at some point) so wish me luck. 

Until next time…