2017 so far...

My first post this year!! It has been a VERY busy couple of months over here. Where to start??

I'll start with guinea pigs. The second book in Holly Webb's gorgeous Furry Friends series was published in January. This one is called Marshmallow Magic and introduces Josephine's sister, Angelique. Whereas Josephine is a lovely, sweet, happy little guinea pig, Angelique seems to be rather more unfriendly... and Sophie will have to try and win her over! 

The front cover and some inside artwork. Angelique is looking quite sweet here!

The front cover and some inside artwork. Angelique is looking quite sweet here!

In February the fifth book in Sir Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus series was published, co-written with Joanna Nadin. As well as Fergus, Daisy and the usual gang, this book features a superstar all girl cycling team called The Velociraptors - I absolutely loved illustrating them! They look like a no-nonsense feisty bunch...

Front cover of Book 5 and an inside artwork of the awesome Velociraptors...

Front cover of Book 5 and an inside artwork of the awesome Velociraptors...

I can't believe we're on Book 5 of Flying Fergus already! But don't worry, we had the fantastic news late last year that there will be another 5 on the way!! I've already started with the sketches for Book 6, and while it's all a bit *top secret* at the moment, I can reveal that the gang go on some adventures away from home... 

We also all got a bit Flying Fergus crazy around World Book Day this year. There were so many fantastic Fergus (and Daisy!) costumes appearing, it was absolutely brilliant to see them. Chris, Joanna and I also did a few events throughout February, including the Imagine Children's Festival, Wee Write in Glasgow and the BIGGEST BOOK SHOW ON EARTH. We were on stage with some fantastic other authors and illustrators, the whole thing was very inspiring! Here are some photos:

And finally, with Bologna just around the corner, I hope to be able to soon reveal the thing that has been keeping me busiest of all!! I have a very, very, VERY exciting but at the moment *top secret* project being developed with Oxford University Press.

I'm desperate to tell you all and hope to very soon :)

That's all for now, 

Clare xx