If I were a poet I wonder if I could write lots of poems that spread wings and fly Well that’s exactly what one of my poems has done. The very first poem that I wrote specifically for children, If I Were a Giant, has flown the coop and landed not only in […]
Self publishing has always fascinated me but I’m not a blower of my own trumpet so I’ve never gone down that track, that is, until today. Why today? Well, because next week I shall be attending a Book Week event. The Croc and Platypus will be read, which takes about two minutes. I […]
Originally posted on Writing and Illustrating:
Q: When I go to the bookstore or library for market research, I see a lot of rhyming picture books on the shelves. Kids love picture books that rhyme, obviously. But a lot of editors and agents say that they don’t want rhyming picture book submissions from writers. Why?…
How many of us, after publishing our first book, felt, after more than enough rejections, that that was it? Well I certainly did. I comforted myself with talk such as – oh well, that was nice while it lasted, at least I got one book published, at least this, at least that……But if I’m honest, […]
Thought I should mention that these pages aren’t consecutive so while they appear to rhyme with each other, they don’t actually follow each other in the book. . . .
I’m very excited to introduce you to my brand new blog – isn’t it cute! Aren’t the balloons adorable? While I make mention of PASS IT ON here this will mainly be about me, my poetry, my soon to be published picture book and anything else that takes my fancy. I actually think that I’m […]