Very excited – Al’s webpage has gone up on his agent’s site! Can’t really believe that Al’s actually going to be a published children’s author this time next year. He’s currently working really hard to get through the first edit and has added a loads more pages. I think he’s a bit shattered by it all, but that’s what happens when you have to continue working a normal job as well as writing and illustrating a book.
Once he’s got that one finished, he’ll have to start the next one straight away in order to get it written by next year. How quickly life can change!
(By the way, this isn’t the actual cover, it’s a just a quick mock up Al did for his agent. The name of the book will probably have changed by the time it comes out as well as Mousebeard only really makes sense once you know what it’s about (a Pirate who has mice living in his beard) plus they think it makes the book sound too childish for its intended audience of 10yrs+ ).