I got a book deal! Arghh!
I'm so happy I can finally share this! A week after singing with my agent she got a very exciting email from Simon and Schuster - and I am so thrilled to announce I have a book deal!! I will be illustrating Rescuing Ms. Birdley by Aaron Reynolds, coming out summer 2020 with Simon and Schuster! It’s a very funny book about a little girl called Miranda who loves nature - I couldn’t have asked for a book more up my street, and I am loving working on it.
Simon and Schuster are a dream publisher, and I was over the moon when Justin got in touch with my agent Thao to ask if I'd like to illustrate a book for them. I've spent the last two years working on my picture book dummy and children's portfolio in my spare time alongside my character design job and teaching - so this is the best feeling. All of this happened so quickly and I was in shock for a few days!
I am beyond thrilled, and I am so, so excited to illustrate my first book, a dream since I was very small!
Thank you so much to everyone for all of the support - I've been working really hard and it's been tough and exciting! Every kind message of enthusiasm for what I do has helped encourage me and get to this!