The pandemic lockdowns made us rethink how we work, play, and learn. Authors and illustrators had to adjust, just like the schools and libraries which relied on them visiting in person. In the end, we learned what we like, or don’t like about being more in charge of our days. This change to hybrid working…… Continue reading Live Events Online
I came across Officina do Cego, run by a group of crafts and art people in Lisbon, thanks to Kristine Martinova. She introduced us to the president of the Association, Nuno Ramos, who explained how they teach and make work using screen and letterpress printing. They make their own books, so also teach bookbinding. Walking into…… Continue reading Old is new again
There were many children online for the live reading, which was followed by a discussion about the book Astro Girl. Many more will watch the recording of the event on the San Francisco Public Library YouTube page. All in all, it’s been a good few months for the book. It was also featured in the South African…… Continue reading Astro Girl in San Francisco
Stars With Flaming Tales won the CLiPPA award for poetry! The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) is solely presented for published poetry for children in the UK. Established in 2003, the Poetry Award encourages and celebrates outstanding poetry published for children.- CLPE Here are some poems from the collection. I enjoyed working with…… Continue reading Update: Stars With Flaming Tails Won the CLiPPA Award!
Early in 2020, Scoop Magazine asked if was interested in illustrating some stories in a comic strip style. I have secretly wanted to do something like this for quite some time so jumped at the chance. Furthermore, the strips were to be activist or historical, which is a space that I follow regularly. In fact, many…… Continue reading Scoop Magazine
[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Astro Girl has just won an award- a science award. While I have been fairly consistent through the years I haven’t won many awards. That isn’t my aim, so perhaps that’s why it has turned out that way. It always seemed way too obscure to come up with an award-winning idea. Sometimes just…… Continue reading She’s a Winner!