Today is the official reveal of my new book, Walker – the boy who can talk to dogs.
I’ve just finished the artwork and I’m so looking forward to introducing this book to children – I hope to have early copies for World Book Day. I’m booked for World Book Day week, but still have room the weeks either side.
Walker has always wanted a dog, but his mums hyper-allergic to dogs, so he can’t have one. Something he see’s on a visit to his aunt, gives him and idea, and soon he and Stella are bonding, throwing and catching sticks in Foxley Fields. Walker has no idea what is about to happen or the incredible adventure that is about to unfold.
We are living in a new world for authors and creatives – the internet has changed everything.
With that in mind, I am beginning to tell my stories on YouTube, with only advertising and Patreon to support them. So this is the start of an experiment. If it doesn’t work, then I will take the videos down but, in the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the storytellings I’ll be posting.
I have made some stories available before, with flashy transitions from one illustration to another, but I’ve decided to do a simple, over the shoulder view of the book as I read it. This allows the viewer to read along with me, as a bedtime story or to bolster reading skills.
I hope it might inspire some to get a copy from the library or from the links below, to be able to read along and then feel confident to read alone. Following along with a story is a brilliant way to build confidence to read a whole book on your own.