Excitement is mounting! For the final copy edits of my next picture book ‘Can I Come Too, Eliza-Lou?,’ illustrated by Rebecca Cool, I was emailed this story in an electronic format which Wild Eyed Press sends on to their graphic designer. The graphic designer makes alterations to the position and shape of the text on each page, and works with the illustrations, to create
One exciting development this month was the arrival of proofs for Beyond Our Garden Gate. I was thrilled to see the beautiful final illustrations produced by Irene King for my story. Wild Eyed Press have four new books that are due to be released in their 2016 catalogue. The proofs allow them to make final minor changes to the color and text before their print run.
After walking in the Tsitsikamma National Park in South Africa five years ago, I sat at a table in a remote village called Natures Valley, drinking Rooibos tea with extended family. As part of the conversation, my husband’s Aunt Moiragh uttered the words, ‘Who knows what lies beyond that garden gate…’ I cannot remember the context of what we were talking about, but the