Hi, fellow self-publishers of Middle Grade!
I've been writing, illustrating, and self-publishing my Middle Grade books (humour, action adventure, and non-fiction) for over 10 years. I love writing, but over that time I've discovered that I love bringing a story to life with drawings even more. All great Middle Grade books are littered with eye-catching doodles and illustrations that pull young readers in and lead them through the adventure.
That's what gets me up in the morning (along with black coffee).
I was born and raised in England, but currently live on the boarder if North Wales (the dragon country!) I use pencil and pen to outline my illustrations, then put them into Adobe Illustrator to polish them off. My designs and characters are simple, but effective, and have a cheeky edge and playful style that fits perfectly within middle grade books and chapter books.
Here's how I can bring your story to life: hand-drawn illustrations (the bread and butter of chapter books and, because I like to keep things simple, I can keep the cost down too), chapter headings (little gifts for your readers at the start of each chapter, helping fuel the imagination), detailed and eye-catching maps (I LOVE doing these, they are incredibly fun to draw), interior book design (I can help you add the finishing touches so that the words pop-out and the drawings flow in harmony), book cover (I believe that a great book cover is what every book deserves, and I love making that happen).
When I'm not writing or drawing, I'm playing with my two boys in the garden, playing board games with the wife, or playing my bass guitar.
Wow, are you are still there? Interested in working with me?
It's time to send a request!
Speak to you soon,