Having nursed a long and healthy obsession with rabbits, Easter holds a very special place in my heart. I’m almost equally passionate about chocolate, which may also help. But Easter is particularly special for me now, having my first book out about a little bunny. So Squish and I would both like to wish you all a very happy and hoppy Easter.
I’m thrilled to see that many have been giving Squish Rabbit as a gift to their favourite little people this Easter:
- Over at Lavender & Lilies one very thoughtful mum has put together an Easter basket for her little girl (take a look – just delightful!)
- My Book Corner have done a lovely review of Squish Rabbit, as well as named him as one of the best Easter books
- The Little Big Book Club are featuring Squish all April
- My wonderful publishers, UQP, have also been twittering Easter competitions where you can win copies of Squish Rabbit
And to top it all off, look what just arrived in the mail:
The print proofs for Brave Squish Rabbit, plus two galleys (unbound mock-ups). I am thrilled to bits with how it’s turned out! So much so that I’m even willing to use exclamation marks!! Considering the first book is all about white space, I made it quite hard for myself by setting book two at night. It meant I had to develop a more complex colour palette, working hard to create space and balance. I love how it’s come up on paper – seeing Squish swimming in all those colours. I might give you a few more sneaky peeks at the interiors as the publishing date of September approaches.
In the mean time, though, I’d better hop off to find some chocolate that I hear a very special festive bunny has left for me around the house…