An Exciting Arrival

Today’s blog post is taking a little detour from my arty undertakings, as a couple of rather special books have arrived on my doorstep. They are special to me, at least, as they are two of the titles I acquired while I was working at Curious Fox. The journey from manuscript to printed book is a long one, filled with much editing, designing, and a considerable amount of marketing, so it’s quite a thrill to finally hold the books in my hot little hands. It’s probably a about 0.1 percent of the excitement and trepidation that the authors feel.

The Serpent House by Bea Davenport will be published next month and is a great story that entwines history with magic as it flits between the end of the 19th Century and a Medieval leper hospital. Alex As Well was released last week and the author, Alyssa Brugman, has also written a piece in The Guardian for their LGBT week. I hear Curious Fox has even brought her over for an author tour from her native Australia. I think this book is a really captivating read, and an important one to go on any YA shelf, so I do hope it makes a splash. Alyssa wrote her own post on the Curious Fox blog, and you can read the first chapter for free here.

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About Draw Something, Laura!

Draw Something, Laura! is the smorgasbord of artistic and illustrative creations dreamt up by Laura, an artist and children’s book editor based in Oxford, UK. Laura draws her inspiration from the places and people who surround her, and from the peculiar night-dreams and daydreams that wiggle their way into her mind. Often, these involve prehistoric animals, things in boxes, and her seemingly immortal goldfish, Kurt.
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2 Responses to An Exciting Arrival

  1. Regina says:

    Love our drawings, Laura. You’re so talented!

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