Little book in the wings

DIARIES booktwo

Rock The Boat .

In the darkness little helpers gathered  .  spilling rich black ink into soft white sheets  .  tailoring picture books to fill empty spaces … a few lines from a poem I wrote.  The poem comes to life through a very special little bookSpecial, because it’s been handwritten by a young soul and for the message the handwriting carries.   Many young people I meet don’t write because they believe or have been told their handwriting is too messy, spelling all wrong,  stories too bad to tell; and no-one would want to hear them anyway.   So I asked one of these young people if they’d like to handwrite my next book.  We’ve been meeting regularly for well over a year now.  Papers shuffling back and forth across tables in parks, libraries, cafes and quiet nooks.  I bring a supply of inky brush pens; paper soft and white;  the Army of Ink drawings and stories.   Each piece is published in its raw and authentic form, complete with scribbling out and spelling mistakes. It’s an absolute treat of a book and we hope it will encourage others to put pen to paper too.

Find Army of Ink characters featured in ‘Rock The Boat’ book throughout the BLOG.  Book available here.