I received a lovely parcel in the mail on Tuesday - ten copies of the latest book in the 'Scoot, Scoot, Bandicoot' series, written by Karen Treanor and illustrated by yours truly. It's a lovely feeling, getting that first look at a new book you've played a part in producing.
The ten copies has quickly reduced. My mother-in-law delivered the parcel (we share a mail box), so she got the first copy to go with the first two I did in the series (numbers 2 and 3). Then Dynamo and Sausage swooped in and carried a copy each off to their bedrooms. Then I gave a copy to a teacher at school, simply because I felt like it! My parents will expect a copy too, and I always give a copy to the school library and the local town library. So I won't have many left by the end of the week.
For more info on the books and bandicoots, check out Karen's website -
I'm still aiming at one day opening a packet of books with my name as illustrator and author. Ah, that's what dreams are made of!