It's been a little while since my last blog, so just wanted to let you know about the latest news.
Bradley and the Magic Carpet (2nd Edition) is now available in paperback and also for the first time as a Kindle/ebook download from Amazon. The first edition is still available in Hardback through Ingram Spark (places like Waterstones and Barnes and Noble and other similar retailers).
There is no real difference in the story between the two editions (just a couple of minor word changes in one or two places), but the second edition has improved endpapers and carries details of the other books and the website etc. It also has (in my view) an improved front cover and back cover. However.. you may still like the original cover.. so possibily a reason to keep that edition live in limited places. It's also nice to have the hardback option available for libraries and other users.
Speaking of which, I had a request from the five UK national libraries to send over copies of my books recently. So I had to get five of those hardbacks printed up to send them. Wow.. I'm in the Trinity College Dublin at last.. Bradley will be great company for the Book of Kells I'm sure!
I've also had some exciting news recently that Jessica DeShong of Miss Jessica's World would like to read the story on her channel. So I'm super thrilled about that too. I'll keep you posted when I get details of when that might be.
As for the new book... I've started in earnest, with two draft paintings done already and a third sketched. So that's about 14 paintings and a whole world of work to go! But it does feel great to be on the new book at last. Can't say anything much about it yet I'm afraid.
Meanwhile, if you're thinking of that special gift for someone, I am also doing signed copies via the website now.. so just send me an email via the contact page if you would like to order one. Bradley and the Dinosaur has 82 5-star reviews on Amazon now so it a firm favourite with boys and girls alike and only today was higher than the Highway Rat on one chart! (Sorry Julia :0) ). Jumbo Giant Sausages is also finding a following too.
Very best wishes.. I know it's been a tough year..so hang in there... at least with our imaginations we can still travel to magical places.