Nick Cave & The Freeing of Jonathon Mark.

The other week I was in Rome with my bella donna. It was a chance to get away for a break, drink perfect cappuccinos, vini rossi, eat good food, and, to see Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds._MG_3256_ph Continue reading


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:

Continue reading

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!

Here is how my checklist is filling out: Continue reading