There is something to be said for perseverance and a belief that if you have a good story to tell it will find a home eventually.
So it has been for my PRINCESS CLOWN – a short chapter book for 7-8 year olds.
This year Princess Clown won Second Prize in the CYA Writing Conference competition. And now, Blake Publishing want to publish it in their new set of Gigglers Blue children’s fiction in the new year. There are usually 8 books in the pack, although they can be bought as singles, and the pack comes with a Teachers’ Guide and audio CD/Tapes.
Gigglers are humorous stories that motivate even the most reluctant reader. Gigglers have full colour illustrations which bring these funny stories to life. Gigglers situations can be realistic or fantasy, although stories should still maintain some links to familiar situations.
Blake are an educational publisher rather than a trade publisher (my other junior fiction was with a trade publisher, Lothian books).
The best thing about the Gigglers series is they are popular in schools – the kids can’t get enough of them.
So I feel very honoured to be part of the new set of Gigglers and thrilled that Australian (and maybe from overseas as well) children will soon be giggling at the antics of Belle, a princess who’d much rather make people laugh.