My plans for the future
3rd Jun, 2022
Today I thought of letting you all know what my plans for the future are. As you are all aware by now, I have 17 children's picture books to my name. I will be releasing my latest called Drew the Dragon early next week. It is a charming and cute story about Drew, the cutest dragon around, it teaches that love is such an important part of our lives. I am really proud and excited about this one but enough about my latest release, as I mentioned, this blog is about my future plans.
After Drew the Dragon has been released, I have another 3 picture books that I am hoping to be out during the course of this month. The titles of these are Pete the Panda, Uni the Unicorn, and Never Give Up. Never Give Up was inspired by Liverpool Football Club and their historic comeback in the semi-final tie against Barcelona in 2019. I am a passionate football/soccer fan and I had previously written a book called Susie Strickland Sizzling Striker also about soccer. My love for the game inspired me to write a Middle-Grade novel about a tween soccer team based here in South Africa. All my picture books have been self-published but I was approached by a local publisher to write a Middle-Grade Novel which is now in the editing phase. My publisher just sent me an email this morning informing me that my contract will soon be ready, hopefully, next week. I am super excited about this! We have earmarked it for release on the 1st of September. WE plan to make this into a series.
I finished my memoir late last year and the edited manuscript was ready around December. Today I decided to send it into my typesetter for cover design, formatting and typesetting, etc so I am hoping I will be releasing this by the end of July.
Once this has all been done, I will have 21 picture books, 1 Middle-Grade Novel, and a memoir out there. I plan to spend the rest of the year marketing the books and looking for schools and libraries to do either on-site or virtual book readings. And in between all of this, I will continue doing what I do best, and that is write more books!
Oh yes, one more thing, my other plan is to make my books into an animated series. I don't quite have a specific plan on how I'm going to do this, but this is my dream and if there is anyone out there who can turn my dream into a reality, I'm all ears
So, what are your plans for the future? Do you have a specific plan? Or are you going where the wind takes you?