Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese is a finalist in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards (Category 1 - Preschool Picture Books).
From the announcement email: The children’s books were read and judged by children in 8 UK primary and secondary schools, the adult books by 2 Reading Groups, 1 in London and 1 in Stockholm. The books were marked according to EDITING, THEME, STYLE, COVER and, in the case of many of the children’s books, ILLUSTRATIONS. Every book that was awarded over 30/40 is a finalist.
I am honoured Beverlee is in the running for a Wishing Shelf Book Award! Please check back for updates on this and other competitions.
Dog Band was intended to be a graphic novel, but honestly, I'm having trouble getting it started. So, I've decided to self-publish it as a picture storybook first and then go from there. Starting today, I will be writing a manuscript and storyboarding a 24 page (22 pages of artwork) picture storybook for children and attempting the illustrations myself. With any luck, I'll have something to show for it in a year or two.
Alfie, Raxl, Tubson and Ollie have formed a rock band. And they're dogs. Now they need to decide what sort of music to play, so they get advice from other dogs, cats, lizards, bunnies, etc. Everyone's got a favourite music style, but what should Dog Band play?
The characters are all based on dogs, cats, and other pets that I know and/or have worked with in the pet industry. Maybe you'll even recognize one (or more) of them!