I am ever so muchly over the moon to announce a two-book deal with Egmont! The first picture book, The Mouse Who Sailed the Seas, will be published in May 2015 and a second title will be published in spring 2016.
The brilliant Nick East is illustrating the books and he has captured the characters in Mouse so perfectly! In this book, Mouse sets off on a journey to search for cheese and ends up with a little bit more than he bargained for!
As with my other books, these two books will be donating a percentage of royalties to a charity concerned with saving babies’ lives. These books are supporting ICP Support .
ICP is a liver condition in pregnancy which I had with all of my 4 children and is associated with stillbirth, fetal distress and premature labour. More research and awareness-raising is desperately needed to understand this complicated and little understood condition so I hope by raising funds and awareness of the charity, I can help along the way. You can read an interview with ICP Support here.
So, a big thank you to the team at Egmont for giving Mouse a home and to Julia Churchill, my lovely agent, for sorting the deal. I’m really looking forward to working with Egmont. And so Mouse’s journey begins…!