The crowdfunder is flying for my new book!

In just a few days the crowdfunder for my new highly acclaimed book is at 25%! 

I’m going to keep this very short and sweet and let the page do the talking, where I have included all the information check out the video (in my new swanky kitchen, still can’t believe this is me!) and then pre-order a copy for the kids in your life today!

Rewards start at £13 for a signed copy and PALL party guide, through to corporate team building weekends in the Victorian seaside town Weston Super Mare.

Together – we can bring this to print.

Thank you for your pledges and support 🙂

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Rather than focus on recycling, this book takes a fresh approach by concentrating on the Three Rs – Refuse, Reduce and Re-use. We need to ‘turn off the tap’ of plastic use. Recycling has made recent headlines, as Asia is starting to refuse plastics deemed for recycling.

“Seb and Polly Planet and their Ocean Quest is a 'must read' in my opinion ... Polly Planet is the type of superhero we all seek and she comes into Seb's life at a critical timeMock up inside cover

Illustrated by artist and mum-of-two, Eve Bourrat, a professional illustrator based in beautiful Falmouth, Cornwall and works under the name Creat’eve Illustration. 

Together – we can bring this to print.

Thank you for your pledges and support 🙂

I’m publishing a book!

I’m very excited (and equally nervous) to announce I’m about to publish a book: Seb and Polly Planet and their Ocean Quest. It’s an adventure story aimed at children age 5+ a illustrated chapter book, which empowers kids to PALL: Plastic A Lot Less.

Meet Sabrina, fondly known as Seb. She’s a spirited, warm-hearted girl who secretly stays up when she’s supposed to be asleep, hardly ever tidies her bedroom and loves adventure.

Seb makes an extraordinary friend and goes on a quest that could just help change the world …

15-Spot-2It’s already had fantastic reviews from children and organisations within the field.

With an emphatic, strong female superhero character (plus narwhals, a leatherback turtle and albatrosses!) Seb learns how to overcome the challenges she faces and the difference she is making.

Seb could see how the tusk twirled, then others joined him, she could see many tusks jutting out of the water. The sea was brimming with sea unicorns – narwhals -thanking Seb for PALL-ing.

21 Double page narwhalsFor anyone who has read my blog, you’re probably wondering how I, someone who struggles to put a sentence together on paper, can write a book?! Answer: with the help of a professional editor and copywriter, and the input of many friends, both personal and professional, who’ve been involved since I started the project back in 2014. They have helped bring my concept alive and given invaluable input & ideas into the story. It’s team work!

So, I’m publishing? Well, self-publishing to be exact, and to get that off the ground I’m crowdfunding in June, and we’re going to need your help! When the time comes, I’ll share the crowdfunder on my social media and on this blog.

You can find Seb and Polly Planet’s new facebook page here the main platform. 

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  • Launch Wednesday 5th June – #WorldEnvironmentDay 🌳
  • to be up and running on 8th June #WorldOceansDay 🐳
  • to finish 5th July during the epic month of #PlasticFreeJuly. Exciting! 🙌🏾

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The illustrator is artist and Mum-of-two Eve Bourrat. A professional illustrator working under the name Creat’eve illustration, based in beautiful Falmouth, Cornwall.

Eve was really keen to be involved in the project after hearing about it through a friend (where I stayed as an Air B&B guest!) I loved her style straight away, it’s vibrant and fun, with quirky characters created using digital media, and I’m honoured to be working with Eve. Her two boys can’t wait to see it in print!

For more extracts of the book, please go to the home page here.

Thank you for joining us in getting Seb and Polly and their Ocean Quest out there!  

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Guardian use one of my images

I was chuffed to see in my news feed today, an image I shot as the Guardian’s feature image in this article!

It’s from a series of images I made for the launch of #RefillLondon. As City’s to Sea’s main photographer, it’s fantastic, that I can use this skills to highlight solutions for plastic pollution.

When I started at photogrpahy college back in 2004 my main aim was to shoot photography as a means to positive change. And I am, which is a warm fuzzy feeling!

Anyway, enough of my waffle! Check out the article and the inspiring people who feature in it.