Last blog I said I had some news to share? Well, I wanted to wait till I’d returned the contracts – because you just never know when someone is going to pop up and say, ‘Oh, sorry – we thought you were someone else! You didn’t really think those contracts were for you? (Insert raucus laughter) As if…”
But it turns out they really were meant for me. So, yep – this summer has been busy. I’ve been glued to the keyboard while others played and languished – but it all paid off and I couldn’t be happier.
Latish last year I had two commissions offered for the new Springboard Sprints series at Macmillan. And because they’re such fun – I offered a few more titles to see if they also fitted the bill. And they did! All six of them. Picture me doing the VERY happy dance!
(BTW if you have kids at school you should really get them to check them out in their school libraries. They’re a hoot!) And given that I have the sense of humour of an annoying ten-year old, they’re kind of right up my alley.
It was a nice start to the year and I want to thank the incredible team at Macmillan for being brilliant and my amazing family for letting me work, and even more for letting me bounce a trillion ideas off them. I’m sure some of them were so horrid that they really hurt when they hit them. Bandaids anyone?
Um – and just so I’m really clear… Are we really all on the same page about the football playing cockroach? So, that’s a definite ‘no’?
(The cover piccies here are of my titles released in the last Sprints series, June, July & August 2011)
Don’t forget the prize on offer! I gotta say, that Boxing Glove is very cute and I’m fighting to keep it for you! Everyone who walks into my house wants it! To be in the draw, you just have to leave a comment!