Squarehead’s bloodthirsty beginnings…
I was Â a late starter when it came to reading. Â At seven I was stumbling through basic sentences, bored out of my skull, desperate get out of the classroom into the sunlight outside. Â As I didn’t read, I could barely write.
And then… everything changed. Â I caught the reading bug. Â It was an Enid Blyton, Secret Seven book that gave it to me. Â From the day I lost myself inÂ that adventure, I just couldn’t get enough books into me.
I have an early memory of being asked to write a single page story at school. Â I wrote my page and just kept going – determined to turn it into a book. Â Some twenty pages later I finally ran out of steam. Â My teacher, astonished at the turnaround in her illiterate pupil, helpedÂ me to make a cover and staple it together. Â It was called “Dracula’s Revenge” Â and was my first foray into self-publishing.
More years later than I care to divulge, together with the wonderfully talented Margit, I have taken another dive into the publishing world – this time with Squarehead. Â I wonder if he knows that he owes at least some of his existence to a rather bloodthirsty vampire?
We both hope thatÂ Squarehead and friends can help a few children discoverÂ an early love of books. Â How wonderful would that beÂ from aÂ child who absolutely hated reading!
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