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What a fabulous evening it was for the launch of Setsuko on 22 April (to coincide with Earth Day 2021). It was lovely to be joined by friends and family for an online party to celebrate the launch of Setsuko and the Song of the Sea. There was book chat from the team at Tiny […]

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I saw a tweet about using white privilege for good yesterday. The original tweet was by Nelle Andrew, literary agent at RML. It recounted  the story of how Marilyn Monroe stepped in to help Ella Fitzgerald get bookings in jazz clubs by offering to come and sit in the front row. What a cool story [...]

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Are you an aspiring writer or illustrator? Trying to write in lockdown? Maybe you've been creating for a while? You've done a few submissions perhaps. The chances are, especially if you're unagented, you'll have submitted to one or more small independent publishers. These are the guys and gals who are usually open to unsolicited submissions. [...]

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Fiona was one of the first people I met from the picture book industry so I’m so excited that she’s let me take over her blog today. I didn’t really know any writers, illustrators, editors or publishers when I first signed with my agent. I wanted to learn from other people’s successes and experiences, so [...]

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