the other stories

This image is found at the end of Goodbye Hobbs

Goodbye Hobbs available to pre-order! Click here if you’d like one!

Goodbye Hobbs will be published by Graffeg and available to buy this October. The book was shortlisted for the Bologna Book Fair exhibition 2021 as well as being long-listed in the World Illustration Awards and selected for the dPictus unpublished picture book showcase.

I am currently working on a series of picture books. The Other Stories is a series of illustrated books written for 4-7 yr olds. I’m currently in a period of writing for four of these books and the development time of three more stories. Each story presents a different way of considering the world. In Arthur Hates Cats, Arthur discovers not only does he love cats, he wants to BE a cat. A story of acceptance or a story of transgender identification. 

Following a period of writing in Autumn 2019, I was introduced to the brilliant illustrator Josephine Birch. Josephine read ‘Goodbye Hobbs’ and started illustrating the book the next day (check out her stuff, it’s awesome). We are now working together to storyboard four of the books, with Jose creating four final images for each.

This time is very generously funded by Arts Council England and Coombe Farm Studios.