I am a Self Published Author/Illustrator of Children’s Picture Books.
I started writing and illustrating children’s picture books 4 years ago I now have seven books self published.
I am an artist not a qualified illustrator, and I like to paint in strong vibrant colours and I think this adds greatly to my books. I love painting and it is a great way for me to chill out and to relax and to express myself in my paintings. Flowers are my favourite item to paint and I have made this my painting choice.
I have been painting for the best part of 40 years, and have had many exhibitions.
In 2009 I launched my first picture book If I were a bee.....I decided to self publish it because I had read up and researched a lot about self publishing over the previous year and I felt it was a route which I would like to take as it was a challenging way to go about publishing a book. I realised from the start that it would be a daunting journey but I felt I still wanted to go this route. This book was a great success for me and spurred me on to write and illustrate more. So I have continued to launch one or two books per year since then.
PUBLICATIONS TO DATE
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IF I WERE A BEE DBEE PRESS
JENNY THE LITTLE BROWN HEN DBEE PRESS
JENNY AN CHEARC BHEAG DHONN DBEE PRESS I received a Grant from Foras na Gaeilge to translate this book into the IRISH LANGUAGE.
EARTH ANGELS ARE EVERYWHERE ARE YOU ONE? DBEE PRESS
BEELICIOUS RECIPES WITH HONEY DBEE PRESS
THE ADVENTURES OF JENNY, SYLVESTER AND THEIR SIX LITTLE CHICKS...
MEET THE FAIRIES IN MY BACKYARD..
JIGSAW with image from my book IF I WERE A BEE...
AUDIO/DVD BOOK of Jenny the little brown hen.....
DISTRIBUTORS: EASONS AND ARGOSY, AIS, INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SERVICES, AMAZON, BOOK DEPOSITORY, KENNY’S ONLINE BOOKSHOP, GALWAY
TV AND RADIO APPEARANCES
Specialties: NATIONWIDE INTERVIEW RTEhttp://www.youtu.be/5TMScQQrYTUBooks
Joe Duffy Liveline. Self published authors Christmas week.
Will Faulkner - Midland Radio 3
Midland Radio 3 The Arts Show
RTEJr Grainne Clear - Books Reviewed and Interview for LITTLE PAGES RTE Jr
LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS – I read regularly in Schools and Libraries throughout the country. I have many testimonials from my readings.
2012 1 Week Residency in the Tyrone Gutrie Centre Annamakerrig Monaghan
Just signed my first licensing contract with SHANNONBRIDGE POTTERY to use several of my images to make a range of pottery for children and a full set of pottery for the home....you can purchase this pottery on their website
or in shops throughout the country soon.
I support Plan Ireland www.plan.ie
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any questions you may have you can simply send to me via the contact page of this website.