Today, I am Hopeful

Welcome to another positivity post. Check out the first post or, you can read the previous one here. **This post is nothing more than simply the thoughts of an ordinary mum in this extraordinary time. "Like spring comes after winter, I hope and believe that this pandemic will be followed by a better and more united …

Get Ready for Preschool Books

It's January! Apart from it being the first month of the new year, here in the UK, it is also the time when we apply for school placements for the coming school year. For me, it is a significant time because I have a little one who is going to preschool this year. This is …

What I Used To Illustrate My Books For Free

When I made the decision to try self-publishing books, I knew that I want to write as well as illustrate them myself. However, I am not a trained illustrator and so when I started, I did not want to spend money on any software or tools that might get wasted if I actually could not …

The Making of The Unicorn in a Tutu and the Stolen Pumpkin

Hi everyone! For my second video in my new channel that is dedicated to anything related to my books, self-publishing and other creative works, I talked about how I created my latest unicorn book. Hope you like it. 😊 https://youtu.be/CsTBl6ZL1Cc Update: You can also watch the reading of my book here: https://youtu.be/iwoCAMzsTvQ   Check out …

This Scribbler Mum YouTube Channel

*Contains links to YouTube and Amazon.  "If you want to achieve something, then you gotta do something." - This Scribbler Mum It's been quite busy lately - well, it's always busy when you're a parent with young children but what I mean is, it's been busier lately... For me anyway. When I started this blog, …

Publishing My Second Unicorn in a Tutu Book with Bleed

In publishing, with bleed means that there are elements or images in the book that extend to the very edge of the page (outside the margin). All the books that I have created have all been done without bleed - until now. For a long time, I always thought that formatting a picture book with …