I've almost finished my writing, – what a relief.
My designer is pleased and so far we are on track but I'll have to work on the road as we edit and design the book. I'm sure I'll have to do more illustrations. It goes to the printer on the 8th August.
This is new territory for me, but I'm embracing every minute. To take control of my book in this way is exciting.
Sam, my designer is young and we both like similar things. I introduced her to the Selvedge magazine this evening.
They have wonderful ideas and designs skills.
I love the 'New Vintage feel of Selvedge. It's the genre the book and fabric will be in.
I collect vintage story books, specially children books.
My favorite books as a child were Enid Blyton's Famous Five.
At an earlier age, I loved the Margaret Tarrant story books and I have collected some of those from England.
Garage sales in the US have added to my stash of books and I have them scattered around the house, mainly in my living room downstairs. (Just in case I need to pick one up)
I lived every minute of those adventures and I just loved the illustrations.
I related to the Character George mostly because I was a tomboy just like her.
This is what my book looked like, don't you love the illustrations… 55 years later and I still love it.
Sadly I lent my book to M….. B….. and she never returned it. I can't mention her publicly but I remember.!!!
This is one of the illustrations.
You may wonder why I'm waxing lyrical about books from my child hood but here I am in my 60's and I still love them. They had a big impact on my life and have carried through to adulthood and middling age.
Think about it, you must have had a favorite book.
I don't imagine my books will be famous, but I think I've written it with some inspiration from my memories.
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I read all the Famous Five, but my favourites were the Barney and Miranda I also collect children’s books … new and used. I part with some every Christmas, but they are replaced by another lot as soon as possible.
There is a reserved spot on the shelf for your book.
I loved the Famous Five, I got a book each Christmas and that was what I asked for. I liked George because she was a tomboy, just like me and I longed to be an only child. My neice’s son Ash, who is 7 discovered my books and has had to collect everyone himself. I’m not sure who is his favourite character. And as for your book, I want more than one copy.
I was such a voracious reader as a child (still am) that my favourite book was the one I was currently reading, I did love all the Famous Five books and George was my favourite too (another tomboy). Very annoying to lend a book and not get it back. Will your book be available in Australia, looking forward to the publication.
Is this the alphabet book that you are working on? I love your blog and am so looking forward to your next visit to New Mexico.
See you soon,