Very honoured that Giovanna Fletcher featured The Heavy Bag and my work as a children’s author who has written Emotional Support Books!
My new children’s book – The Slow Superhero has launched across the UK! Lots of lovely author events lined up to meet and greet some very excited little readers.
The Slow Superhero is available in stores across the UK before heading off to Belgium!
I am pleased to announce that publisher, Niyogi, in India have acquired The Heavy Bag for India and its subcontinent.
I visited the beautiful bookstore, Mr B’s Emporium in Bath, along with children’s author, Emma Perry. We spent a wonderful afternoon signing books and speaking with guests.
Today I travelled to the wonderful bookstore – Hunting Raven Books in Frome. I performed an author reading for the first of their Sunday readings. Such a brilliant time reading and speaking with my young audience!
I had the pleasure to present The Heavy Bag to an audience in the beautiful children’s bookstore, Tales on Moon Lane, in China. I spoke about my author’s journey and my Chinese translator, Bella Zhang, performed a theatrical version of the Chinese adaptation to the audience.
The singer and actress, Collette Cooper, has recorded an audiobook version of The Heavy Bag which is now available on Audible. All proceeds are being donated to Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine appeal!
The German adaptation of The Heavy Bag has been acquired by German, Berlin-based children’s publisher – Horami. Horami are reformatting Die Schwere Tasche, in text and brand new illustrations. This edition will be available in German, Vietnamese and English bilingual.
The Heavy Bag has been acquired by the French children’s publishing house – Editions Prunelle. The book will be published in March and available across mainland France.
I started the week with the amazing news, that my current children’s book – The Heavy Bag – is to be published in french by children’s publisher Editions Prunelle and have ended the week with some equally exciting news from Denmark!
My Danish publisher has informed me that – Den Tunge Rygsæk 🇩🇰🇩🇰 Straarup og Co has been given the ‘lektørudtalelse’ title which means it will be recommended by libraries to schools and families across Denmark
“A really nice picture book about the heavy feelings you can have when you lose a close family member, such as a grandfather. The book is full of expressive illustrations, and especially the large backpack and the whole metaphor around it makes an impression. Will be good as reading aloud for large kindergarten children or school children in the smallest classes, who have just lost one of their grandparents. The book can provide an entrance to talk about the difficult”
I am so incredibly proud and happy that the book is being recommended because it means it will reach as many children as possible!