Sunday, June 18, 2006

Alex Milway - Children's Author

Very excited - Al's webpage has gone up on his agent's site! Can't really believe that Al's actually going to be a published children's author this time next year. He's currently working really hard to get through the first edit and has added a loads more pages. I think he's a bit shattered by it all, but that's what happens when you have to continue working a normal job as well as writing and illustrating a book.

Once he's got that one finished, he'll have to start the next one straight away in order to get it written by next year. How quickly life can change!

(By the way, this isn't the actual cover, it's a just a quick mock up Al did for his agent. The name of the book will probably have changed by the time it comes out as well as Mousebeard only really makes sense once you know what it's about (a Pirate who has mice living in his beard) plus they think it makes the book sound too childish for its intended audience of 10yrs+ ).

Alex Milway's book!


Mother of Katie said...

I am sick of seeing no comments. I think it is wonderful and look forward to reading this book, unlike others I have not seen or read anything yet! Good luck Alex.

Rebecca French said...

As primary school teacher in Cambridge, I have looked at Alex's drawings on his website with my class. The children loved them and they really stimulated their imagination. We can't wait to read the book.

Rebecca French

Nettie and Colin said...

Very excited. We have just bought the first three copies from Waterstone in Watford (get your signing pen out Al!) and will now force the entire office to do the same. Delighted this day has arrived and looking forward to getting stuck in to the book. Very best of luck and great success.