Secret Staff Meeting Interview…

Two weeks ago I went to do a workshops with A Tale Unfolds as part of a new Readingzone project that will be coming soon to help children create book trailers for their favourite books in classrooms. We had a fantastic time at Copenhagen School in Islington working with the kids to create a trailer for Cogheart 

Afterwards Dom from A Tale Unfolds asked if I would like to do an interview for their ongoing youtube series: The Secret Staff Meeting, which is aimed at introducing authors to teachers. Here are the results. We chatted about how I got my start in writing, my background in film, the books and how I write them, things I think should be taught in schools, and my new book Skycircus. You can check out the interview below…

Skycircus Cover revealed…

On July the third the beautiful cover for the third Cogheart book: Skycircus was revealed by Scott Evans over on his blog: thereaderteacher.com

It was designed by Kath Millichope and illustrated by  and the special circus animation was done by me…

So without further ado, Ladies and Gentlemen, boy and girls, welcome to the

The book is to be published on the fourth of October 2018.

 

If you love pinterest, you can take a look at some of the inspiration for the ideas and characters in the book, here…

And below you can see the youtube version of the cover animation with the Circus music that Usborne provided…

 

Cogheart final books arrive…

So this week I finally got my hands on a couple of finished copies of the book, and it looks amazing – thanks to Kath Millichope’s fantastic design work and Becca Stadtlander’s stunning illustrations – it even has silvering on the title! Plus, the inside pages look pretty cool too, but I will leave that for you to discover for yourselves. Here are a few of pics – I am so chuffed with the finished thing. Everyone at Usborne has done the most fantastic job on it!

And check out the shiny!!! #Cogheart #usborne #usbornebooks

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Kath Millichope on designing the Cogheart cover

COGHEART Cover

 

Over on the Middle Grade Strikes Back blog TODAY you can read a post by Kath Millichope talking about how she designed the GORGEOUS Cogheart cover.

This is my favourite quote from her interview”

“I finished the cover with a sprinkling of what could be stars or snow – I imagined the characters to be in a sort of starry snow-globe, which could be tipped over like an egg-timer to start the adventure all over again!”

You can also see an EXCLUSIVE High Definition version of the animation I created for the WHOLE cover…

So, what are you waiting for, head on over there NOW and read all about it…