Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Ooooohhh! How EXCITING!

This morning I have not one, but two exciting packages on my doorstep!

My first hardback copy of Rhino? What Rhino? is now here!  It looks absolutely fabulous!  Bright and funny and quirky thanks to Sarah Horne's amazing illustrations! 

And second, the roughs have arrived for Dinosaur Seeds, which is the sequel to Supermarket Zoo!  Ed Eaves is the illustrator and he is doing a wonderful job so far!  I can't tell you how exciting it is to see my story coming to life! 

Contact me via my website or email me if you would like to buy a signed copy of Rhino? What Rhino?!

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Friday, 22 January 2010

Simple Pleasures

Here I am, doing what I enjoy most. 

I've just finished a long walk through one of the most beautiful places in the world with two of my favourite friends in the world.  In this picture, we are drying out in The Old Smithy cafe, our wet socks steaming on the radiator, large mugs of tea in our hands and in front of us a gut-buster Full English - salty bacon, fried egg, perfectly blackened sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, baked beans and chips. 

These are the simple pleasures of an author's life in the Peak District!

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Schools Workshops: Look Where We Live!

I am just about to launch a new programme of environmental and literacy workshops for schools within the Peak District National Park.

Look Where We Live is aimed at children growing up in the Peak District.  The workshops give children the chance to tell the world what they think about their own environment.

Children explore their surroundings using environmental games, role play and other thought-provoking activities.  They use descriptive writing, poetry, drama, illustration and video to communicate their thoughts and feelings to others.  The best work will be published on the project website for friends, family, residents, visitors and environmental managers to see.

The workshops are supported by the Peak District National Park Authority and East Midlands Development Agency, under the Live & Work Rural programme.

Come back soon to find out more!

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Caryl Hart on Author Central

Thanks to some of my writer and illustrator friends, I now have my very own page on Amazon's Author Central!
You can follow my blog, see my books and have a generally very good nosey around!  Only one of my books is listed so far, others to follow on publication!  Visit my website to find out more: www.carylhart.com

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Monday, 11 January 2010


We were searching for this word on Google, and it just wasn't there!  So we thought we'd add it to my blog and then see if it came up.

Why don't you try typing in nonesense words and see what you can find!


Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author