Jack of Spades Launch

Fabulous day on Saturday 18 March with my first book launch!  Hosted by the wonderful Paul Macdonald at his Beecroft Children's Bookshop and surrounded by gorgeous books, Jack of Spades (Eagle Books, imprint of Christmas Press) was launched by author Pamela Freeman. Despite the continued rain, the afternoon went 'swimmingly' with a great turnout of people!  Author Sophie Masson spoke about her inspiration for the book and the historical background of 1900's Paris and I spoke about developing the illustrations for this exciting novel.  Sophie's folklore and fairytale picture book, Once Upon an ABC (Little Hare) was also launched by Paul, with Sophie and illustrator Chris Nielsen giving a reading of this beautiful alphabet book.

 Paul Macdonald, Chris Nielsen, Sophie Masson and me at the signing table.

Paul Macdonald, Chris Nielsen, Sophie Masson and me at the signing table.

 A great turnout!

A great turnout!

 Describing the process of developing the illustrations including researching 1910 Paris - lots of fun!

Describing the process of developing the illustrations including researching 1910 Paris - lots of fun!

 Pamela Freeman, Chris Nielsen and me.

Pamela Freeman, Chris Nielsen and me.

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