It is 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:
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!
I recently discovered that I have been published in French, in the book ‘Mon p’tit drôle‘ by Alain Salvary. His book debates the issue of an at-home parent being a real profession, and the subjects of remuneration and recognition in regards to this job. I contributed the following ‘witness statement’ as an at-home Dad (which appears on pages 137-144, to be exact). Here is the English version. (clic ici pour la version française).
Some days are easy. The kids are happy, they wake up smiling and laughing. They eat a good breakfast and joke and play. They listen the first time when you ask them to do something. Getting ready for school is quick and without drama, or if it’s the weekend, or the holidays, they amuse themselves for hours on end, and we play, and pass really happy times together.