Sadly, over the lockdown period, I lost my beautiful Dalmatian Lucy. Back in 2019, I started writing a story featuring Lucy, and the Crazy Pointer, Petra too. When Lucy died, it seemed like the story had too but I decided it would be nice to continue it and finish it in her memory. And so I did. The manuscript is now with illustrator, Steve Hutton, being prepared for its artwork which I'm so excited about!
Yesterday, I advertised for some beta readers aged 5 - 8 to give the manuscript a read and let me know their thoughts, since they're the target market. I was amazed by the response - there were lots of willing helpers and all of the available spaces were snapped up within minutes. One of them was extremely keen - eight year old India's feedback came back to me the same day. She said "It is perfect. It was a nice read that made me feel happy. I would recommend it to my friends." Updates on the book's progress will follow.