I am a children’s book author and illustrator based near York in North Yorkshire.
Despite doing an HNC in Illustration in Bournemouth nearly 20 years ago I didn’t do anything more with illustration for many years. I did however spend most of my spare time painting,with a particular passion for landscapes in acrylics.
But what I loved more than anything was everything whimsical, so 3 years ago I studied children’s book illustration with the London Art College. To help me write stories to go with my illustrations I also took up a local opportunity to attend a 20 week course in creative writing for children. Both of these were to spark a love of writing stories for children and creating characters who stories I wanted to tell.
In the last 3 years I have gone on to write many picture book texts and 4 middle grade fantasy adventure novels. And I haven’t stopped writing and creating characters since.