Tobias, the Quig and
the Rumplenut Tree was a story I had written for my nephew, Tobias.
It was something for my sister to read aloud to him. Billy Kelly, a designer and a friend of mine
who knew my songs took a job at Winslow Press (a new childrens publishing house)
and he asked me if I had any childrens songs or stories. They were looking for new titles.
I submitted that story
(with no artwork) and they opted to do it a year later.
Since I had done some small illustration jobs for Billy in the interim, they also signed me on to
do the illustrations. Billy art-directed and the rest is high quality, under-promoted publishing history.
We are still hoping to produce a follow-up book but have not yet agreed on a story. I've written a few.
reviews of Tobias.
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