Saturday, 26 November 2011

My website is under construction.

Hi, I'm really excited about my website that is under constructuon!
I've put a link on my profile page, please let me know what you think so far.
I'm yet to put a section about my illustration work and a proper contact page, but
the For Sale Gallery is nearly complete.
There's enough on there for anyone to see the style of the site.
Please check it out and give me some feedback. Thanks
Paula XXX

Monday, 21 November 2011

New children's picture book complete.

Hoorah! I've finished all the illustrations and my book, "Slippy the Slimy Slug!" is already on Amazon for ebooks.
I'm really pleased with it, the colours are fresh and the pictures clear.
The little rhyming story is cute and fun, full of squelch and stickyness,
the characters are loveable too.
Archibald is most children's favourite, but he is so diddy and cute, I can see why!

Some of the illustrations for my latest book "Slippy the Slimy Slug!"
Tell me if you like them.
Paula XXX

Monday, 7 November 2011

HELP! Who buys a picture book, and why?

Who is it that chooses a picture book?
Is it the parent/grandparent/carer who chooses? And do they choose because of the picture on the front, or because of the description in the blurb?
Then again, is it the child, who looks down the thumbnails and chooses the picture he/she likes best?
These are very important questions to picture book writers!
My picture book "Hairy Scary Spider?" is outselling my others on Amazon. Is it because of the simple front cover?
What do you think?
Please let me know of your experiences, because I've just finished another simple story and wonder if I ought to follow the example of having a 'simple' front cover.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Hi! I've worked out how to upload pictures!
The first three here are of some of my water-colours. I love to paint birds, especially those I see in my garden in the countryside of Wiltshire.
Also, I've put two of my front covers from a couple of my books that are selling really well, as ebooks.
I've had some great reviews and some lovely comments on my illustrations, which is fantastic!
Makes it all worthwhile.