… well, at least that’s what it feels like! In the past 10 months I’ve learnt a lot of new tricks and techniques about illustrating in 3D. These have given me a few thoughts about my Amelia Dyer illustrations. Looking at them now, just over a year after completing them, they look a bit amateurish and flat.
So I now have this little nagging voice in my head saying I should redo them all, and start working on the 2nd edition of my horror story. The Amelia Dyer story is my most successful picture book in terms of sales so I feel obliged to improve on the illustrations in the book.
I’m currently working on my third children’s book so this must be prioritised. Once I’ve completed that, rather than start on a new original story, I will go back to my Amelia Dyer’s illustrations. Although it feels like the work is never ending, I’m pretty much looking forward to revising and improving the illustrations.
It feels like I can’t escape the ghost of Amelia Dyer. It’s forever drawing me back; it’s the Amelia Dyer curse!
Please note: Amelia Dyer is part of my Horror Vault stories and is NOT suitable for younger readers. If this had been a film I would give it a 12A rating. The story contains no strong language but has occasionally some gory moments.
Proceed with caution…
Here’s the book trailer for my Amelia Dyer picture book.
Note: the book is part of my horror vault stories and is unsuitable for young people.
They say Book trailers are a brilliant way to bring books to life… and it’s true, but boy are they time consuming to create or what! Here’s a snapshot of the trailer I’m currently working on. Hopefully it will be ready by the time my book gets published, which should be in a couple of weeks from today if everything goes according to plan!
So this is what the finalised front and back cover of the Amelia Dyer picture book looks like. I wasn’t sure whether a typographic book cover would work on a picture book, but I’m pretty happy with the design so I have decided that, yes, it does work and I’m keeping it 🙂
Below are the final copies.
In the last three weeks or so, I’ve been busy working on the trailer of the Amelia picture-book. And a couple of days ago I received the finalised text from my editor so I’m now busy deciding on the book layout for the printed version of the book as well as finalising a few illustrations. I’m almost ready to send the whole thing off to the printers. Yay! I can’t wait to show you the little film that I’ve done for the book and share my Victorian Horror tale with you guys!
In the last couple of days, I’ve been designing a website for my picture book “Amelia Dyer” and it’s coming along quite well. The intention is to put up the story online for anyone to read, but also make it available as a physical book and ebook for those who would like to purchase a copy. You can check out the website here http://ameliadyer.weebly.com/