I wrote my first book, at the age of 6, while sitting at my Grandparent’s kitchen table. I should say I illustrated my first book, and dictated the story to a friend and member of my grandparents church – Jeannette Reome (sp?). My Grandmother never minded me going to the cupboard and taking out her ‘fabric painting pens’ to use during visits. I would spend hours squeezing measures of paint out of the tubes, and working the paint across the paper into whatever images came into my head on the day.
I don’t even remember what that first book was about; I enjoyed the process, and as my penmanship improved, I continued writing short stories and poems, on my own.
My biggest project to date and the one closest to my heart is a children’s book I wrote to teach youngsters how to introduce themselves to, and behave respectfully around dogs. It has been a long process (I’m embarrassed to say, more than two years in the making).
I can now see the finish line. If this lesson reaches only a hand full of children, I will feel victorious!
The following is a link to the campaign I created in order to raise the funds necessary to print the book, and start circulating the message.
Please stay tuned for more stories about the creation and promotion of the children’s book ‘Henry says “Hello”
Ready Steady Go! (or simply RSG!) was a pioneering British rock/pop music television programme which used to air every Friday evening from August 1963 until 23 December 1966.