So this came in the mail the other day, and in the absence of a human fan-club, I had to recruit these two! Could the cat be any more nonplussed or the dog more quizzical?
Despite their reactions, I am thrilled to finally hold this advance copy in my hands. By the time it is released in September, it will be almost two years since I plucked up the courage to pitch the idea to the wonderful Suzanne O'Sullivan at Hachette, and I couldn't be happier with the process of working with them and what they have produced.
I adore the illustrations created by the amazingly talented Kim Siew. You can visit her website here - and she has a gorgeous etsy store to explore too!
And guess what? The Scared Book is available for pre-order here - it comes in hardcover and paperback, and both of them have a beautifully tactile embossed cover - not to mention the best smell in the world - new book!
Watch this space for details of launches in September/October - I hope to see you there!