Quick update!

I hope everybody had a wonderful time over the holiday break. I’ve been busy and there are quite a few exciting things happening this year.

There will be a Marmalade 2! And a soft, cuddly Marmalade toy around the middle of the year. I’m excited! Cannot wait until I get one of my own.

Another picture book, illustrated yet again by the fabulous Heath McKenzie is due out midyear. Will post the cover when I’m allowed. Need to ask the scarey editors first. No cats in this book (Marmalade would have been jealous) but a very special dog called Hector.

And there are another couple of projects coming out too. I’ll give details soon.

 

Wishing everybody a wonderful 2013.

Talk soon!

 

Winner!!!!!!! A Year with Marmalade blog tour

Congratulations to the winners of the A Year with Marmalade competition!
First place: Ginger. The judges liked how it looked similar to the cover of A Year with Marmalade.Runner Up: Panzy
Thank you for all the wonderful entries! It was an extremely close competition.

The Judges at The Five Mile Press and Alison and Heath are just happy that they didn’t have to choose as they loved them all!

Photo: Congratulations to the winners of the A Year with Marmalade competition!<br />
First place:  Ginger. The judges liked how it looked similar to the cover of A Year with Marmalade.</p>
<p>Runner Up: Panzy<br />
Thank you for all the wonderful entries! It was an extremely close competition.</p>
<p>The Judges at The Five Mile Press and Alison and Heath are just happy that they didn’t have to choose as they loved them all!

A Year with Marmalade

I am very excited about the release of A Year with Marmalade.

Illustrated by the amazing Heath McKenzie and written by me, A Year with Marmalade, is a story about losing friends and making new ones. It’s a story about change, which isn’t always a bad thing.

Here’s the synopsis: Ella and Maddy are best friends who love spending time together. But one day everything changes when Maddy has to go away. She entrusts her cat Marmalade to Ella’s care, but Marmalade and Ella are not best friends – or even friends at all – and they definitely don’t like each other’s company.

Then, one cold winter’s morning, Ella wakes to find Marmalade sleeping at the bottom of her bed. And so begins a tentative friendship that blossoms like the tree in Ella’s garden…