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Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome to my new blog! Here you’ll find behind the scenes information, writing advice, and sneak previews of upcoming projects. My aim is to produce high quality, ethical and beautiful children’s books for you and your children to enjoy. Your support is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to email any questions or queries and I …

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My Business and the Biosphere

You’ll have noticed the Biosphere Certification Mark situated prominently on the home page of our website. If you click on the image, it takes you to the highly informative website of the Galloway and South Ayrshire Biosphere (GSAB). So what does the Certification Mark mean, and why are we so proud to have been awarded …

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How to Write a Successful Children’s Book

So you’ve had a great idea for a children’s book. Fantastic! It’s original, never-been-done-before and unique? Awesome! So now you’ve got to write it. Erk. How do you go from a great idea to a ready-to-submit story? Well, it is not easy. Even with a brilliant idea, if you and your story don’t follow some …

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Thoughts on Watercolour

I love painting in watercolour! Most of my books are illustrated in watercolour, although I have used other media – Sammy the Rainbow Snail is in acrylic, the Galloway Chilli is in gouache for example – but for the landscapes and animals of Galloway, there’s nothing like watercolour. You can paint a watercolour quickly, only …