Hi, my name is Abby and I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love your work and style! Especially Colin and the Snoozebox, it's beautiful! I discovered you while looking at Holly Swain's blog, and I am so happy I did!I'm in my second year studying Illustration at Hull, and I am really interested in children's book illustration and freelance illustration. I wondered if you would have time to answer a few questions for me? I realise you're probably very busy so no worries if you can't! I would love to hear from you if you have time! Carry on the great work! :)
hey abbythanks for your kind messageso pleased you like my stuff!funny, i used to study illustration in hulli liked to stare at the ducks in queens gardens and browse the many charity shops...i hope you are enjoying your course and being creative. i can answer your questions, but i dont really know that much so might not be much use!leigh
:) the ducks and charity shops are still there, I'm sure you'll be happy to know! Well I just have a couple of questions about your education and career, I hope you have time to answer.Firstly, what did you study at university? And before you started writing children's books did you do any writing courses or anything similar? I'd love to be able to write and illustrate my own books one day!How did you get your work noticed? Do you get your work through an agent?Thank you again for your time, any answers you give i'm sure will be a big help :) Abby.