We really enjoyed helping Olivia Parker (author) from Storyteller Marketing and her sister Elizabeth (illustrator) from Hello Pea and Me develop their story and illustrations into a gorgeous picture book soon to be published by The Endless Bookcase. Not least because Olivia is based in Harrogate, where I grew up!
Working together with Olivia on the text and page layout, we made sure that Hamish’s character shone through at every level, while the illustrations provided the traditional picture book feel Olivia and Elizabeth wanted to achieve.
A lovely piece of serendipity came when working on the acknowledgements page, and it became apparent that Olivia’s horse expert, who had made sure the horse elements were accurate, had actually taught me to ride when I was younger (a lot younger!)
Olivia very kindly said this:
“I came across Sarah at Noodle Fuel in the latter stage of getting my book ready for publication – and thank goodness I did. I have had the wonderful experience of collaborating with her on the aesthetics, formats and turns of phrases used throughout my children’s book to make it into the polished beauty it is today – ready for sale.
Her professionalism, courteous and expert approach means she stands head and shoulders above others. What a find, thank you for everything. X”