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Drawings to colour

I am adding these into my web site, so that if you missed them, you can still download them to colour.

These are free to print out for the children but not to use in any commercial way without my permission. Enjoy

The last one with the fish is a drawing that I am trying to work into my 5th book in the Scott series of children’s exciting reads. Check them out. All covers and drawings inside are created by myself. 29/10/2020

Writing in lock down

At the time of writing this update, I am in my 32nd week of lockdown.

I have been busy over that time space, and you will be pleased to know that two more books in the ‘Scott’ adventures will have been published this year. Ten Quests started Scott on his perilous journey, then came Ten Kingdoms. This was the book that introduced ‘Mersellis’ the wizard that Scott had been helping.

Ten Keys, now in print, is the third book in the series and by the end of November 2020, you will be able to buy the forth called Ten Trolls.

Another book in print now is called ‘This way and that.’ This is a collection of story’s linked with fables and legends. A lot of the stories are set around the village that I live in. If, however you like a little folklore as a read, this may fit the bill for you.

I am busy writing the second book in the series of the Camper Van. This is almost complete and should be available to send to my wordsmith to turn into another book.

My adult book, ‘Millicent’ will be passed to her for a next year proposed printing and this is an idea read for the ladies.

So you can see, I have not been sitting around waiting for the virus to go!

Stay safe, and I hope to bring more news for you in the future.

John 28/10/20

Making An Impact

Last year in December, I visited Cam Everland’s Primary School, and after talking about my books, I showed the class how I did my drawings for them. We talked about light and shade and the use of cross lines (hatching) to give perspective.
On Tuesday, the year five teacher, Jacqui Sinclair, sent me a message with two attachments of drawings by one of her pupils, Maisey Workman.
I’m you’ll agree with me that she has done a fantastic job with her drawings.

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Ancient and Modern Meet!

It was a good day — I finally got to meet Nicola Hill.
Nicola, also an author of children’s books and now an illustrator of books for other aspiring authors, lives in Wotton-under-Edge but did live in Winterbourne. Nicola and I have been messaging for over two years, helping each other with queries during the writing process. Nicola now devotes her time to the her shop, The Collective, and illustrations for other authors.
It was certainly a mixing of minds and good to find out what Nicola actually looked like. And there’s nothing like a real life connection to trump virtual communication any day.
Meanwhile, I’m hard at work writing my series of Scott books and fund raising for various charities. I’m about to send the latest, Ten Keys, to my lovely editor, Nicci Robinson at Global Wordsmiths. And over on Amazon, you can buy Ten Kingdoms (book two)  and Ten Quests (book one) to catch up with Scott and his magical adventures.
Happy Reading and Happy Christmas!