It was Alfie Doodle’s Dad’s Birthday so we packed the Landy and spent a few days in the Lake District. It’s one of our favourite places to visit in the UK and is super dog-friendly. In terms of nice hotels to stay, great walks to enjoy and delicious places to dine out, it’s pretty hard to beat.
I am pleased to announce that my new book ‘Rainbow Adventures with Doodle & Dolly’ is in stores now! On Sunday, my partner Lee, Alfie Doodle and I jumped in the Landy. We were armed with a pile of my new books and headed out to visit potential stockists.
My third book is almost good to go and I have got 10 sample copies in my hands! It seems such a long time ago that I wrote the blog ‘Time to Put Pen to Paper‘ and back then my third book ‘to-do’ list was rather long. Thankfully, pretty much all of that list is now ticked off! I struggle to proof the book content properly if it is on a computer screen. So having a few copies printed means that I can check through them and make any last minute amends.
It has been a busy few weeks both in the day job at Colwyn Bay Motorcycles and with my book business. I have been working with Lisa Williams to finalise the illustrations for my third book. I am pleased to say these are now done. Consequently Steve Lowe, from Redcar Design, has been helping me with some ideas for the look, feel and layout of the book.
It’s been holiday time and Alfie Doodle and I have been enjoying some days off down in Devon and Cornwall. Being away from the day job has really allowed my creativity to flow again and I’m pleased to say that I’ve finally decided on the title for my 3rd book. More about that later…
When I last wrote on my blog, which was back in April, I mentioned I was putting another Alfie Doodle story together. I wasn’t sure if I was going to produce a third book out of this, but I am pleased to say I have decided to go for it! Here’s how I am getting on… Continue reading “Time to put pen to paper”
I am so excited to be working with the wonderful Clogau again this Christmas. Following a meeting with Ben Roberts, the MD, a few months ago, we put a plan in place to collaborate once more! I feel honoured to be working with this fantastic Welsh jewellery manufacturer and could never have imagined this would be the journey my book writing would take me on…
So, it’s been such a long time since I posted anything on social media or indeed wrote in this Journal. I felt it was time to open up the laptop again and ease myself back into this as the nights start to draw in and hopefully my creativity will take a boost from the change in season.
Sorry its been a while since I last posted. It’s been such a crazy year since I published last February that Alfie Doodle and I kind of needed a time out! I have still quietly been working away on a few projects in the background so thought it’s time I shared some of what I’ve been doing.