Gosh I haven’t been here for ages!
*puts the hoover round, throws open the shutters*
It’s been a very busy month, working on not one nor two but THREE books…
drawing the finished artwork for the third in the Mango & Bambang series with Polly Faber, writing the second in my young fiction Dotty Detective series, and tomorrow I start a brand new book which is still a barely (bearly?) contained secret.
So now January is nearly over. I’ve made bunting out of my tax return (what – doesn’t everybody?), arranged my lucky mascot into view and sharpened my pencils.
I do love a blank piece of paper and new beginnings.
This year Bambang is turning on the sunny side up Christmas lights.
Put on your paper hat and join us for a nibble of Quality Street and some party games!
Thank you for the friendship, support and laughs in 2015.
Have a wonderful Christmas, and see you on the other side!
Tapir All at Sea
So here it is – Merry Christmas!
Except it isn’t a Christmas book, I must impatiently wait until next March, but my first copy has just arrived which felt a lot like an early present, and couldn’t you just warm your hands on that festive red?
I think it is no longer a secret that the next Dixie O’Day story involves cycling.
I’ve just looked through the artwork and totted up 97 different images of bicycles; some bigger, smaller and better than others, but as they are universally acknowledged to be fiendishly tricky to draw I am quite proud of this achievement.
In The Haunted House…
A long passage lit by flickering candles…
Dixie and Percy both had the very uncomfortable feeling that the eyes of the paintings were following them, or was it just a trick of the light?
Quick quick – jump into the four-poster and pull up the covers!
Thank goodness for exquisite and reassuring post and a jar of liquorice allsorts from their pen pal Celestine.
Thank you so much to the amazingly talented Victoria Stitch!