*Updated 12th May. This giveaway is now closed and the winner @susankmann has been notified. Many thanks to all who entered!*
Since I left my job of 12 years and launched my Graphic Design and Illustration service Ellie Illustrates, I've been delighted by the positive response from the blogging community and some of the exciting work opportunities that have already come my way.
I've been lucky to illustrate a couple of wonderful children's books for 2 new talented British authors, who are currently working very hard to achieved a dream publishing deal with Britain's Next Bestseller.
James Hallsworth has written the hilarious Mrs Vyle, a quick paced monstrous tale of suspense and surprise in the classroom. Practice your best monster voice and find out which unlikely heroes save the day! It's green, it's grotty and it's great fun - primary school children will love it!
Sarah Bates has woven a magical tale of The Amazing Adventures of Roddy The Magic Cat. With the help of a magical tree, Roddy travels to Asia and meets some colourful characters en-route. The rich description and wonderful detail in this story leave the reader feeling like they have travelled alongside Roddy every step of the way. Primary school children will fall in love with Roddy whilst learning of the landscape and culture of Asia. This is the first in a series of books where Roddy travels the globe!
I've loved working on the illustrations for both of these books and I'm really keen to help them achieve the publishing success they deserve. If James and Sarah achieve 250 pre-orders*, Britain's Next Bestseller will publish their book.
I'm offering a FREE Ellie Illustrates Blog Design, worth £90, to one lucky blogger who pre-orders either Mrs Vyle or The Amazing Adventures of Roddy The Magic Cat between now and midnight on Sunday 11th May 2014.
To have a chance of winning simply visit Britain's Next Bestseller, place your pre-order, then return and leave a comment on this blog post with your twitter handle (or alternative contact) and the title of the book which you purchased. The winner of the Ellie Illustrates customised blog design will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 12th May.
Good luck! x
*In the event of 250 pre-orders not being met, Britains Next Bestseller will refund all orders in full. Please visit www.britainsnextbestseller.com for full details of their publishing initiative.