A cartoon man has a great idea and a light bulb appears above his head.
A light-bulb moment!

Hi, I’m Rich. I’m the wrong side of thirty but the right side of forty and after a successful ten years in education I had a ‘light-bulb’ moment… For years I have been wondering how I can use what is probably my greatest talent, illustration. Then it hit me! An idea came into my mind where I could illustrate, exercise my creative mind and utilise the years of experience I have gained in teaching… So, back in January of last year I started sketching pictures for my first children’s book.

12 months on and I have finished it! The artwork is drawn, the text is written and I have submitted it to numerous publishers. I’m pleased with my book’s beautiful imagery, exciting story-line and cliffhanger ending. I wanted to create a children’s book aimed at children aged between seven and ten years old that has a combination of picture book-style artwork and an exciting, adventurous story-line.

Now I am at the painstaking stage of waiting to see if someone will take a chance on me as a new author… After twiddling my thumbs and pulling my hair out waiting for a while, I’ve decided to be more proactive so I’ve started this blog. I will share the process I have been through so far and keep the blog up to date with any new developments…