Ginger the Carrot

It ginger_the_carrot_maquette_texte_vectorise.inddis with great pleasure that I announce that my book Ginger the Carrot was published in May this year by Un Café, l’Edition (yes, this post has been a while coming!). Illustrated by the talented Sally Dee, Ginger the Carrot is a picture book for adults and the first in the series Rotten Veggies.

It’s been a long process to get to this stage, with some very memorable experiences along the way! Such as actually witnessing the birth of Ginger at the printer! Here’s a small video showing some of the process:

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The Freeing of Jonathon Mark – Update

The Freeing of Jonathon Mark is getting closer to publication. The process of crossing the ‘t’s and dotting the ‘i’s is complete thanks to the great work of Tom Flood. He’s also taught me heaps about typesetting and the ins and outs of self-publishing which has been enormously important as I will be self-publishing this project. Still, even with all his help, and endless searching and reading on the net, meeting people with contacts and experience in the publishing industry I still feel like I’m about to take a long walk off a short, windblown cliff into a rocky ocean below—blindfolded. Maybe this is normal…except for the blindfolded bit. Personally, my eyes are wide open for this jump, ready to learn and enjoy the ride!

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The Freeing of Jonathon Mark

The Freeing of Jonathon Mark.

Status: proofreading and typesetting before publication

Synopsis.

Samuel N, he’s got a bee in his pretty little bonnet about his wife being too nagging like.

Nancy D, she didn’t like the way her daughter-in-law ‘refused’ to phone her for a week, and how she’s never worn the dress she made for her.

Harvey S is indeed a petty fuck, unhappy with how his ‘old bag’ of a secretary doesn’t sharpen his pencils to a point.

And Jonathon M, he’s numb.

That’s me, Jonathon M – the M’s for Mark, and I’m numb with grief from what I’ve put up with between morning tea and lunch, and the rest of it. Continue reading