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A monster is born…

A monster is born







Amelia Dyer was born in Bristol in 1837….


That marks the beginning of my poem and this is the first illustration of, what is going to become, the Amelia Dyer picture book.


Voilà, it’s here!

My Monster book by G Olivo

My picture book has finally arrived! Made my day 🙂

Proof Copy

My proof copy has arrived!

There are a few details that I need to sort out, but nothing major. I’m hoping to approve the copy within the next couple of days and once that’s done, I can, as my editor says; “put it to bed!” Yay!

proof copy

proof copy


I’m currently working on a mock up of my picture book to see whether the artwork, layout, illustrations, words, pages, etc. look good in book format. This is also my last chance, before sending the digital file to the printers, and penultimate opportunity, before printing, to change anything I’m not happy with.


Front and back book cover

The final book covers of my picture book

My Monster front and back cover

My Monster front and back cover




I’m now only days away from sending my new picture book to the printers. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! It’s been a long and exhausting journey but I’ve enjoyed every single minute of it! I’ve been trying to create a funny and different font to use for the title of my book and this is what I’ve come up with:

Monster Font

Monster Font

This monster likes to eat!

I want more

I want more

Alberta is a bookworm!

reading time

reading time

I got a monster in my wardrobe…

Monster in my wardrobe


Young kids and their wonderful imagination!



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