Ok, so once again it's been a while. But I have some legitimate reasons (again, you may ask). The kiddos have been so very ill over the last 10 weeks. I know they were during the last post. The girl was off for a week, but went back after her antibiotics were changed and no longer making her sick. The boy was off a couple of days with his big sister, then after about a week and a half after the girl was back in school, he decides that the new carpet in the hall needs to be new colour - joyous. And bless my Mam, she cleaned it rather than taking the girl to school (I think she knew I wasn't well enough to deal with it). In the end, the girl was ill for a total of 5 weeks, the boy has only just got rid of his cough, and lasted 9 weeks. I am now on week number 6, or is it 7? My voice is slowly coming back, it is still not fully functional (which my children like, but even when it was still MIA yesterday, I was told not to shout by the boy!) But I have managed to do something, possibly pull, the muscles in the left side of my back, chest & neck. Everything, especially coughing, hurts. Glyndwr University library chairs are not helping at all. Actually, neither is typing - but it is an essential part of my job as a student and as a publisher. Tough luck on me it seems.
So let me do a little update on things for you....
Twin Wicks Publishing
The company is no longer a Twitter virgin! But blown if I can get it to post the tweets onto the facebook page.
Oh, by the way, did I thank the super amazing Danielle Zwissler for the wonderfully awesome logos for Twin Wicks? I still need to upload these onto the actual website (they are on fb). Can you tell that my mind has been elsewhere recently?
The manuscript I had called Leap Day has been taken back by the author for a rewrite. So instead of it coming out in June, and the Milton Chronicles coming out during the summer; they've both been pushed back. Mr Mozart is aiming to get Leap Day to me for July and the Milton Chronicles by October - fingers crossed.... Mr Luttrell is in the process of writing too, and I am anxiously awaiting his short stories to read and edit. Excited, me???
A Cuppa and an Armchair
It is getting closer and closer to Easter. I am not quite sure of the exact release date, this will be announced on the website and on the facebook page as soon as I know. We had some trouble, with illustrators not being able to complete the challenge. And I thank Eric White of Eric White's Land of Make Believe for stepping in to help us with the remaining story. And due to being in agony, I am super grateful to the amazing Skyler Luttrell for agreeing to do the covers. The theme for the children's stories are "Milk and Cookies".
The illustrations are amazing, and I want to thank everyone who is involved - you have made this a much easier job than I am sure it should be.
Now just need to get on with getting all the authors/illustrators to give me their photos and biographies so that I can update the website....
- I Love You Each by Eric White, illustrated by Cara Branningan
- Looking for Little Nandi by Andrew Robson, illustrated by Eric White
- Them Gate of Hades by Melanie Kerr, illustrated by Simon O'Rourke
- Tale as Old as Time by Danielle Shipley, illustrated by Sarah Marsh
- Fluffy by Christine Cunningham, illustrated by Danielle Shipley
- The Not So Helpful Butterflies by Lynette Davies, illustrated by children at Middlefield Community Primary School, Speke
Well, this was always going to be a tough year. I have four assignments due. Firstly this wonderful one that I have based around A Cuppa and an Armchair, which is due on April 16. Then there is my 5,000 word case study based on charities and e-publishing (if you see any questions that I have posted, please answer them, and get as many people as you know to answer them, it is all part of my research - I hope!). I then have to make a video for the Food Co-Op (thank you Natalie for the great idea), which is for my Broadcasting module, along the theme of National Identity in North East Wales. Then I also have my Media Law & Ethics assignment, which I am aiming to get in for June.
So there we go. You know where I am. I will be keeping you more up-to-date, but if you don't see me until June, you know why! I aiming for top 2:1, or even a 1st (if that is ever possible) on all my assignments. I want a 2:1 come graduation in October!