Monday, 19 September 2011
The cover is approved and here is a glimpse of how it Katie & The Starry Night will look. I'm also posting the final endpapers, created by my son (in the style of Katie of course) with help from a few friends (and his Dad!). I think they are my favourite thing in the book, and it's a shame they will be missing from the paperback.
Now the proofs will be made ready for the Frankfurt Book Fair in October... although with European economics as they are, I don't have any particular expectations.
Friday, 16 September 2011
Here are a pair of Ella Bella fans, who travelled all the way from Glasgow to Hatfield for last year's Ella Bella concert, and who popped up in Edinburgh in August to say hello and discover Katie at the National Gallery of Scotland.
Madison and Charlotte seemed to like Katie too, thank goodness, and it was lovely to catch up with the delightful Davidson family. They sent the stunning Crystal Champagne glasses a while back, created by Glencairn Crystal and engraved with Katie and Ella Bella. I wrote about them on my other blog (see HERE).
Now that Katie is properly finished, perhaps tonight's the night to get out my Katie glass and have a tipple to celebrate. Do you think it would matter if I used Whisky instead of Champagne...?
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Here it is then. Subject to approval, this is the cover of the last Katie book, scheduled to be published in August 2012. Also, you can see the endpapers created together with my son and inspired by a sketch in ink that Vincent van Gogh did, of the Starry Night composition.
And next? Well I have a thousand and one ideas... but immediately I 'll be working on the two concerts I have scheduled this autumn, Peter & The Wolf and Scheherazade (see events panel to the right). And then it will be full steam ahead on the new Ella Bella book. But there are other plans as well... some involving Katie. So I'll keep you posted regularly!