In Sid Smart – Thinking, Sid teaches children about the importance of talking and being mindful. Suitable for children from 4 years old. Supporting YoungMinds; 50% of royalties will be donated to the YoungMinds charity supporting children's mental wellbeing.
A painting I did in 2014 after a fantastic holiday to Venice and the surrounding area. I took a photograph on the Rialto Bridge and painted this picture from it. It was painted using acrylic paint on canvas and it is hung on my living room wall.
Preserve our beautiful beaches. A simple beach painting I did in 2016.
Just got back from an amazing holiday in Tuscany. My thoughts about how clean, beautiful and environmentally savvy the area is has been reinforced by this article... Tuscany, an award-winning eco destination - Visittuscany.com
Stop the sea levels rising...
Save our winters: https://protectourwinters.uk/take-action/what-can-you-do
After a full week, I got into work on Friday to see there was a visitor coming in to school to work with the children. After seeing his name, bells started to ring as I realised he was the children's author: Richard O'Neill. As soon as an opportunity arose, I introduced myself and asked if … Continue reading Editing my book
Well, it has been an interesting couple of weeks... A few blogs ago I was talking about the importance of networking and there has been some movement on that front. Now people know about my book, word is starting to get around. I've been in contact with someone within the world of children's literature, who … Continue reading Feedback
When I was trolling through dozens of publishers I learnt that unless you've already had a book published some publishers/literary agents won't even look at your work... Okay, so how do I get my FIRST book published if I already have to have one published for them to look at me? This scenario reminded me … Continue reading Chicken or egg
After the roller-coaster of emotions from my false dawn, it was back to the waiting game. I've researched and submitted to a fair few suitable publishers and now I have to be patient. Some of the publishers state that they will endeavour to respond within six months as they have a large amount of submissions … Continue reading The waiting game