Something special happened this week, a dream of mine came true. My friend, fellow critique grouper and hugely talented author illustrator James Hutchons, surprised me with an illustrated spread inspired by the first picture book text I ever shared with him. I was, and still am, very excited about it. This is the first time I’ve seen one of my stories illustrated.
There once was a girl who lived in her dreams, forgetting the world around her, believing only in make believe. It was never lonely and always fun, but as she grew older she discovered she’d been missing out on the world she’d shunned. Opening her eyes she saw people were all around, she was inspired by them, learned from them, grew strength from their love. The girl’s life is now technicolour and her dreams have become real, she writes about the world around her and how it can make you feel.