A Stranger Dream Virtual Launch Party

April 21st, 2016

Yep I have a colouring book!

It is illustrations I did for my visual poem A Stranger Dream: Love and is for grown ups. The individual pictures are still free to download here :)

There is a virtual launch party this weekend 22-24 April 2016.

There is a Facebook Event, a Google+ Event, a twitter hashtag # astrangerdream and my patreon account (which will have hidden extras in it for patreons only). There are also the blogs namely snell-pym and Turquoise Monster which is my poetry blog :)

Even More Mary Moo!

May 3rd, 2015

So I had even more ideas for the Mary Moo stories and I now know there is a kind of loose order to the books not that you can’t read them as one offs.

16) Mary Moo and the Coo Coo
17) Mary Moo Where Are You?
18) Mary Moo Goes Zoom!
19) Mary Moo Goes Bangar Boom!
20) Mary Moo Gets a Kangaroo

More Moo Stories :)

May 2nd, 2015

Been brain storming some more Mary Moo stories :)

8) Mary Moo We’ll Be Back Soon
9) Mary Moo Where is Roo?
10) Mary Moo Say a Big Loud BOO!
11) Mary Moo at the Zoo
12) Mary Moo Look at You!
13) Mary Moo Counts 1, 2!
14) Mary Moo did you hear that mew?
15) Mary Moo now is that true?

Mary Moo Stories

May 1st, 2015

Looking through the archive of story ideas I have a set about my youngest daughter which I have selected out to work on this year.

1) Mary Moo To The Moon
2) Mary Moo Please Sleep Soon!
3) Mary Moo and Her Untidy Room
4) Mary Moo Use a Spoon!
5) Mary Moo In The Waiting Room
6) Mary Moo Use The Loo!
7) Mary Moo and the Birthday Balloon

Number 7 is a new idea I had whilst writing down the others :)

I also think this series is not finished yet and that their will be more titles :)

NaPiBoWriWee 2015

April 30th, 2015

It’s that time of year again :) When I get down to some kids writing! I have now kind of lost track on how many of these I’ve done, I think I came in for number 2.

So what is NaPiBoWriWee? It’s a writing challenge and I love my writing challenges – a week of writing picture books but not just writing them but attempting to complete one rough draft a day!

It was set up by Paula Yoo, who’s blog often has lovely little snippets about the picture book world.

So what are my plans for this challenge this year?

I’m thinking I should start by looking through my archive of story ideas. I also have a lot of projects to finish off so I will be continuing the month with a finish picture books off challenge ie over all I want to have spent 30 hours on picture books this month.

I am also having a general finishing off writing projects month and I am already in the throws of Festival Season so it is going to be busy :)

The Extreme Reading Jean

January 26th, 2015

Jean the Bean has taken her reading to a new level of seriousness!

Close up of Jeany ready How It Works XKCD in the cave at the climbing wall for homework

Jeany reading in the cave the Extreme reading Jean

Babel Pencil Concept Sketch

November 10th, 2014

Babel Pencil Sketch

Itsu Jess Outline

November 9th, 2014

Itsu Jess Outline

Jess or Itsu is Punku’s brother and has many stories of his own – I haven’t gotten around to colouring him in yet so we only have the line art.

Punku Colour

November 7th, 2014

Punku Colour light

The character Punku is capable of assimilating DNA and adapting to climates – this means she has various looks with eye and skin tones etc…

Punku Colour light

This second one is her natural skin colour in her native land though she is an engineered and grown creature so there would be argument over that.

Punku walking coloured in

Punku Outling

November 6th, 2014

Punku Walking Outline

This is the outline for the main character in my novel and graphic novel series.