A big thank you to the enthusiastic staff at Collins Booksellers Sunbury who made me feel so welcome on Saturday. I had a great time visiting your lovely shop, meeting your fabulous customers and Spot!
I’m thrilled that from today, A Year with Marmalade is available in the US from Little Simon, Simon and Schuster.
Thank you Heath McKenzie fantastic co-creator, all the amazingly talented team at The Five Mile Press and the wonderful, fabulous team at Little Simon.
This little cat has travelled a long, long way!
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.
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!
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…