The journey began when my nephew, Bradley was born. Before this I had had a love of films and scripts and had even tried my hand about writing a book about a Cat called Errol.
Now, we're not going to get into the whole thing here, or you'll be asleep before the story is over! Let's just say, I really wanted there to be some stories his Mum and Dad could read to him at bedtime.. so I wrote a couple. They didn't rhyme, there were no pictures. You can read more about that here.
However some years later I was looking for a change in direction and I started a blog/website called Singing Frog Music (I've always liked frogs!). When, some years after that, Bradley and the Dinosaur came to publication, the website www.singingfrogmusic.com seemed to be the best place to home Bradley and his dinosaur. It still exists, but it will redirect you here.
In the meanwhile, when the book was first published in print, back in 2016, I started off a facebook as well, called @bradleyandthedinosaur.
But then... Bradley and the Magic Carpet came along.. so I needed another facebook page....
But then.... I was able to publish Magic Carpet as my own imprint - so Singing Frog Publishing was born.
Cue change in the website name... but was I going to create a THIRD facebook page? Erm... that seems a bit extravagant... like ostrich feathers on a chicken maybe?
In addition I'd started an Instagram account for #bradleyandthedinosaur and not really used it (all that's changed!) - but now there was another book...
Cripes. I'm sure you self-published authors out there know what I'm talking about and have had to wade through these sorts of things as well.
Anyway.. simplify, simplify, simplify. There are more stories to come, and they're not even about Bradley! I need a one spot jumping-off diving board that is easy to remember and find for all these stories.
So this is a very long-winded way (no wonder I don't write books for grown-ups!) of saying that that's all changed now... the final piece is getting the facebook page down to one page. Which has happened just this week.
We have one website www.singingfrogpublishing.com.
We have one instagram page #singingfrogpublishing
We have one facebook page Singing Frog Publishing.
There. Even Bradley's dinosaur will be able to remember that!