Friday, March 30, 2012

Ghost Doll and Jasper

I've just received this, the cover for my first work of published fiction. Ghost Doll and Jasper is a graphic/illustrated novel for children aged 8-12 years. I prefer to think of it as an illustrated novel rather than a graphic novel because it will have blocks of text rather than the normal comic book style of many graphic novels.

I think the design team at SkyPony Press have done a wonderful job and I can't wait to buy this lovely book and have it on my shelf (even though I did write and draw it myself).

Of course I would never have got to this point in my writing career if I had not stumbled across my lovely, brilliant (not to mention beautiful) literary agent, Isabel Atherton of Creative Authors, UK.

I found her agency listed in the UK Writers' and Illustratotrs' Year Book (2009?) and have never looked back. We began with a knitted doll book and quickly got signed up for three more as well as four history books. I have been so busy at times I have trouble thinking (except about books). It has been a wonderful time in my life and am hoping it will just keep expanding.

Well done Isabel, Julie and the team from SkyPony and well done me.


Beth said...

Oh well done, Fiona! What a wonderful cover. I hope the book is offered on Amazon; I will then have the complete Fiona McDonald collection :-)


Anonymous said...

You sweetie! Can't wait to have it in my paws. Lots of Love Isy xx

Cora Shaw said...

I am so excited! Can hardly wait for it to be published.

Cynthia said...

This is fabulous! Congratulations!