WHAT OUR READERS SAY
Fantastic! It's a heartwarming tale with a clever twist. I absolutely love it and I cannot wait to curl up at Christmas time and read this to my little boy - I know it's going to be a festive
Not just a wonderful story but a very important message behind it!
My 5 year old really enjoyed reading along and enjoyed all aspects of the story.
Louise, Romford. Waterstone's Review
Elephants In The Custard
There was a buzz of excitement about writing, due to the variety of styles and topics within the book. Some of our most reluctant writers couldn't stop talking about the stories there were going to write!
Kelly, Year 3 Teacher.
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Don't Look In This Book!
Founder of Owlet Press, Sam's world changed in 2014 when he became a Dad. Having never thought of writing books, he was dramatically inspired by his children and the new universe he’d entered into. His book What Wesley Wore has now been translated all over the world.
"I self-published my first book in September 2017 and sold over 7,000 copies in the first 12 weeks. As I toured the book it became important to me to be able to create positive change for children through stories, working with new authors who have the same beliefs as I do."
Helen has worked in children’s publishing for over 25 years including HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster and Oxford University Press. She has wide-ranging experience of commissioning and editing picture books and young fiction and has worked with such inspirational authors and illustrators as Lauren Child, David Roberts, Tom Moorhouse and Catherine Rayner. Now working as a freelance editor and writer, alongside a series for Oxford Children’s Books, her title Omar, the Bees and Me launches Spring 2021.
Alice has worked in children’s publishing, specialising in picture books and illustrated young fiction, for almost twenty years. She began her editorial career at Penguin Random House, going freelance in 2010 to combine the career she loved with family life. Working as a freelance editor and writer gave her the opportunity to work with a wide variety of wonderful authors, illustrators and publishers. Since 2016, she has lived in Berlin with her husband and two daughters and is trying very hard (but quite unsuccessfully) to learn German! Fabulous Fifi, is Alice’s first picture book.
Tarah L. Gear
Tarah had always wanted to write children's stories. Even as a child herself she would always tell her mum that she wanted to be an author when she grew up.
"My dream was to become the author of children's books. It wasn't until I had my own child that I decided to bite the bullet and put pen to paper. I hope that my stories will help inspire and empower children as they grow up into the world. I look forward to sharing more and more stories with children and their families. Tarah x"
Laura lives in Essex with her husband Joe and their 'IVF miracle' son, Rafe. She is a music and singing teacher, for children of all ages, something she feels very lucky to be able to do.
"I have always had a passion for writing and story telling and it has been a dream of mine to write a book specifically for children."
Terri Ann Creaser
After working as an actor, setting up a theatre company and having two children, Terri rediscovered her passion to write.
"My own highs and lows as a mother
hugely influence my writing. Motherhood has continued to be an adventure that constantly challenges me to seek out stories that echo the experiences of my own children. Reading to them provides a safe space and a wonderful escape. I love seeing their faces light up as we turn the pages of a new book.”
Christine is a freelance illustrator based in Leamington Spa, having graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2007 with a BA in Fine Art, where Christine specialised
in oil painting and pencil drawing. Many years later, Christine’s artistic endeavours have led her to her ultimate passion - illustrating children’s books!
Christine primarily works digitally, with a love of texture, colour and mark-making. When not drawing, Christine lives amongst a ginormous collection of her favourite children’s books with her husband and their beloved hamster, and can never say no to a slice of cake.
Katie is an illustrator and picture-book-maker living and working in Bristol, UK.
Originally from Swansea, she moved to Bristol to study illustration at UWE and hasn't left since graduating in 2017.
Katie enjoys telling stories through drawing and uses a variety of media, including a mix of traditional and digital techniques.
Orange is her favourite colour, but not her favourite fruit!
With a BA Hons Degree in Illustration, Cory feels fortunate enough to be able to get paid doing what he loves.
He's worked in the creative industry for over over 15 years and has gained much valuable experience working across a broad range of projects. Cory's list of clients extends globally and includes Usborne Publishing, Card Factory, American Greetings, UK Greetings and Noel Tatt.
Cory's main passion has always been in character design and he loves creating worlds for them to inhabit and hopefully create a few laughs along the way!