Dolores Keaveney, Children’s Picture Book Author/Illustrator
This is a link to my NationwideRTE event. I have to say that it was the best thing I ever did. I have had so many fantastic comments and lots of book sales. I met two of the most wonderful people the videographers Matt and Marian and it was a wonderful day.
This is my latest children’s picture book. It is called Huwie Meets the Red Fox, and it is a follow up to my first minimalist book called Huwie the Appletree. It is very small an very minimalist and it is all about nature and friendship. You can now buy this book in the shop here on my website. Here is a little review by Mary Esther Judy /Fallen Stars Stories
I must talk about Huwie himself. When we first met him in Huwie the Apple Tree, I admit I was taken aback by his appearance as a matchstick boy; being used to Dolores’ free-following, illustrative imagery in her other books. I expected Huwie to appear in more “person” form. But…this is perfect. First of all, that he doesn’t have all the detailed features doesn’t distract from the natural world around; the fields, trees, flowers. Also, the reader gets the feeling that Huwie could look like anyone; could in fact be anyone…you or me, someone we know or have met. And this sense of Huwie as an “everyman” (or “everychild” if you like) kind of character adds much to the story. It invites the reader to enter into his world, which is our world, and really be there. And, of course, that’s what we really want in a book.
Absolutely delighted to announce my new book called Dee the Bee is now published by Starfishbay Publishing in Ireland and the UK and worldwide. The book is available in all good bookshops here in Ireland and the UK. It is also featured in Children’s Books Ireland brilliant #BooksMakeThingsBetter reading campaign, Children’s Books Ireland asked over 100 writers and illustrators to write a short piece about their work.
You can check out all my books on Amazon for the Kindle and in paperback here on my website shop.