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.
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 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.