The Idea for Mo
In 2018, I volunteered at a local school, to go along and listen to children read. There, I met a young boy called Finlay who wasn’t too keen on the books laid out before us.
We soon got chatting and that’s when he mentioned his Dad’s tractor and helping on the farm. So, I set off in search of some farming books that I thought prefer to read, to show him that reading could be fun. I couldn’t find one!
Not a problem…..I’ll write one for him.
I first put pen to paper while on holiday in Salcombe and by the end of the week I had written Dad’s Sandwich.
It never intended it to be published.
I was so surprised by the enthusiasm and encouragement from children and adults alike, that I took the plunge and sent Dad’s Sandwich off to the printers. Up The Apple Tree and Where’s Tumble quickly followed and suddenly Mo was alive!
I live in a beautiful rural village in south Warwickshire with my husband (Benj) and our cat (Charlie).
For 28 years, I have worked in agricultural PR and magazine publishing. My husband and I eventually owning our own monthly agricultural publication (Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer) – a magazine which was first printed in 1972.
All of the images created by the talented Josh Welsby. His illustrations really brought Mo’s character lie.
Josh is a fantastic artist with a great future ahead of him. You can check out his website at http://jwelsby.carbonmade.com