Sometimes things do start to fall into place if you ask and listen carefully enough.
I met a wonderful illustrator who wants to work with me on two of my stories. I am so excited about it because he loves the same authors and illustrators that I do and he wants to create the same sort of books that I want to. It is just such a great match. His art is whimsical and wild and he cares about representing all kinds of children in books, brown, green and purple. He cares about the quality of the words in the story and the play of art mixed with words.
My imagination is running away with me, thinking about all the book magic we could create!
This all happened because when the Estate Agent, who was showing me flats to rent, asked me my occupation, for the first time in my whole life, something told me to say, “I am a writer. I write children’s stories.”
The Estate Agent, who I will call Danny, got quite interested in what I was saying and mentioned that he had a friend of a friend who was trying to get into illustration and would I mind looking at his portfolio. Would I mind? Would I mind? Errrrr.
I would love to, I said.
And he was awesome.
And all because I just put it out there, I was sent what I needed.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paulo Coelho