With my novels, I write what I dream about. For children’s books, though, I write on what I know and have experienced. In fact, it has been my son who has given me children’s fantasy ideas! He also likes to write and illustrate his own stories and has come up with a few good story foundations.
I find this a great way to be honest with kids but at the same time find out what they dream about (through my son’s ideas). I hope one day my son and I can work on something together. He has lots of ideas and likes to create his own activities including games, stories, etc.
I do like to illustrate my own novels. I am also very picky about the art in books. I have had a talent for drawing for as long as I can remember. While I’m out of practice, I still have a knack for it. So for my own stories, I sketch it out as well. However, when I send off my dummy books for a query, I do state that text can be considered separately from the illustrations so I keep my options open with my work.
Still no publications, but its all a work in progress! I have three finished unpublished books and many other ideas which are currently stewing.
Just released December 2016: "The Forgotten" volume 2 "Heir of the Heretic"
Reviewed and awarded the
2016 Indie Editor's Choice
by the Historical Novel Society.
Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.
Goodreads profile at: https://www.goodreads.com/JElse
Oh how this makes me laugh!
Just so funny!!! Grumpy Old Angels?