During PiBoIdMo in November, I met the author/illustrator duo, Aaron Reynolds and Neil Numberman – the creators of  Joey Fly Private Eye. (I’m actually quite looking forward to a caricature I won during PiBoIdMo – Neil’s buggy interpretation of me. :P)

Today it is my very great pleasure to welcome Neil and Aaron to my blog, where they will very clearly and cleverly demonstrate HOW they craft a graphic novel. Neil and Aaron are going to be buzzing around for a couple of days – and they have some goodies to share. Check back in tomorrow for free masks to download… AND… everyone who leaves a comment on this blog post goes into the running to WIN a personalised buggy caricature – by Neil. There will be one winner for every ten comments on the post. So stick around – look and learn – and leave your comment!

Fly past next week for my review of ‘Joey Fly Private Eye in Big Hairy Drama’.

For now though, it’s over to Aaron and Neil… (This is excellent!) Continue reading

Guest Author and Giveaway: What’s in a Name?


Children’s author, Sheryl Gwyther, is visiting my blog today as a part of her Princess Clown blog tour.

(You can read a child’s review of her book here – or order your copy here.)

Sheryl’s been very busy on this blog tour, so I asked if there was any way that we could take the pressure off – and do some of the work for her.

Here is how YOU can help. You may just win an awsome prize while you’re at it.

Over to you, Sheryl…


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Book Review: Princess Clown

On Saturday I have a special blog with guest author Sheryl Gwyther, as a part of her Princess Clown blog tour.

But yesterday, when I went to read my copy of Princess Clown, it had disappeared! KitKat had picked it up and was curled in a comfy spot, reading. He later returned the goods, with the comment, “Here’s your funny book.”

Which made me think – he could be a good candidate for a book review. Here’s what he had to say;

I like Princess Clown because it shows that you can be two things at the same time and it is okay to be different. We all aren’t the same. This book isn’t for my age, but it was good and funny anyway!!!!

Check back on Saturday to hear how author Sheryl Gwyther got the idea for this book – and for your chance to win your very own copy of Princess Clown.