I am so thrilled to announce that I have completed my first children’s book.
The book is called Tom and Geraldene and tells the story of a little boy (Tom) and his toy giraffe that becomes real (Geraldene). Tom wants everyone in his family to meet Geraldene, but not everyone can see her. I have based this book on imagination, friendship, family and looking at the world a little differently (including our acceptance of people of different ages). I really hope that it will be enjoyed by children (and adults as well).
The book can be downloaded for free on iBooks. Printed copies of the book are currently only available in limited numbers (mainly due to the self-publishing cost), if you are interested, please contact me.
It has been a long time in the making (almost ten years), because I could never seem to feel confident enough with the story, or do the illustrations how I imagined them. I made the decision that I just needed to do it, because the children it had been created for and dedicated to were getting older! I also realised that it would be like a time capsule to my current abilities and that with each new book I make, I can continue to improve and grow.
I have used my real name on the book, because I just felt like that was the right way to go. Sorry if anyone was confused by that.
I was also incredibly lucky to have awesome support from friends with assistance with editing. To everyone that helped me, thank you so very very much. I have not included names here, in case you don’t wish to be linked to your real name.
What I like:
- The story
- The characters
What I want to improve:
- Higher quality images for ebook
- Traditional style illustrations for next book (already started planing it)