Sunday, 20 September 2015

Hello Autumn

As much as I dislike the passing of summer there is a beauty to autumn that makes it all okay!

I love the freshness that comes that makes you feel awake and alive. And it always makes me think of nice new coats and the beginning of school or college.

This year is no different and at the splendid age of 41 I am off to California in a couple of weeks to continue my studies - this time as a Yoga for Surfers instructor.

I am looking forward to getting some Californian sunshine and seeing the leaves of the Redwood trees blush with the fiery colours of autumn. 

Tabitha will be off having adventures with daddy in the day and then we will all be together to enjoy evenings camping and exploring!

 It's going to be amazing to stretch without being jumped on by my little girl, but it's also going to be a bit strange not having her by my side all the time.

I've been busy getting myself organised as there are lots of things to do here.

 I've been working on the distribution and promotion of my book Glitter and Earth and working out the best way to market it. It's all been a bit of a learning curve! 

I have learned a lot  in making this book. I'm really proud of what I have achieved, but I recognise that it happened a bit back to front. When you read advice from publishers to authors they all say that you should write with a target audience in mind. Glitter and Earth is a little on the quirky side ! 

I think that I can create something a little more targeted for children but just as full of magic.

At the moment I am really inspired about creating the White Witch's Apprentice. I have already written it and so now I just need to illustrate it. It's really hard for me to stop because I can see the pictures clearly in my head!

Anyway, thanks for reading! I might go a bit quiet because of my travels but I look forward to catching up with you again soon. 💖💕😀