New picture book deal!

Well, I’m delighted to say that my new picture book ‘THE STRANGEST ZOO’ will be published by Random House in 2013!

First of all, I must give a big thank you to my wonderful agent, Julia Churchill, for all her help in arranging the deal.

I’m really looking forward to working with Random House and I wonder who the illustrator will be? When you write picture books, you often have images in your head about what a character, or a spread or a scenario looks like. This is certainly the case for me, but I can’t draw to save my life! At some point soon another person (who I probably don’t even know yet!) will be bringing my book to life with pictures and I can’t wait to see what he or she does with it!

Fortunately, there’s enough to  keep me busy. The next Gruff’s guide book is out 2012, I’m writing a couple of other picture books, working on a novel, doing school visits, running writing courses…. I’m sure 2012 will be here before I know it!

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