I currently work as: aFreelance illustrator (hooray!)
This year I have worked for: Random House, Bloomsbury Children's Books, Oxford University Press, WHSmith, Higgidy (mmm lovely pies), Usborne Publishing, Macmillan, Historic Royal Palaces (Kensington Palace) and many more . . .
In a former life I was: a social worker
One of my proudest work moments was: when I finally quit my day job and concentrated on the job I love - being an illustrator! My favourite children's book is: Alice in Wonderland. I remember seeing Sir John Tenniels illustrations when I was a tiny child and being amazed by them.
You'd never guess but: I once made a hat for Lady Bracknell!
The Marvellous CBC Pub Quiz 2017 - 21st February Waterstones 19-21 Tottenham Court Rd Fitzrovia London W1T 1BJ
The Children's Book Circle pub quiz is back! Hosted by Quizmaster Extraordinaire Nicolette Jones, this quiz will put your knowledge of modern and classic children’s books to the test like no other.
Do you know your Hubble from your Granger, your Julian/Anne/Dick/George from your Peter/Susan/Edmund/Lucy? Then join us in the cosy basement bar of Waterstones Tottenham Court Road for drinks, jollity and fabulous prizes.
The quiz begins at 19.00 sharp and tickets (£3 for members, £5 for non-members) include a drink! Come as a team, or if you let us know in advance that you’re lacking team members, we’ll find a team for you.
Founded in 1962 as an informal association of children’s book editors, we are a not- for-profit organisation run entirely by a committee of volunteers from the industry. Over the past 50 years, the CBC has expanded to embrace anyone with a professional interest in children’s books, from publishers, librarians, authors and illustrators, to teachers, booksellers and agents.
What We Do
Each year, we put on 10-12 children’s book events in order to promote, explore and celebrate the importance of children’s publishing. These can range from Meet and Critique evenings, to panel debates about everything from digital futures to where to draw the line in teen literature. Hosted by a diverse range of industry experts, we believe that discussion and debate are key factors in driving the children’s book industry forward, and audience participation is actively encouraged.
In order for industry professionals to meet in a less formal setting, we also organise several purely social events, from pub quizzes to spring and christmas drinks evenings.