I am at the early stages of being a self-published children’s author. This is me and my son Luca at 2.5. In September 2019 I self-published my first book I am like a Rainbow.

I really love reading with my son Luca and the experience changes so much from book to book and as he ages. We return time and time again to some of our favourite books, and often it is the simple ones we love the most. I love interacting with Luca as I read to him and I really enjoy stories that draw me in emotionally or make me laugh. No matter how engaging the story though, I know the illustrations are hugely important and I am working with a few different illustrators in order to ensure the reader has the best experience from each story.

I plan to share my journey with you including any information and links and tips that I come across as I go. Encouragement and constructive criticism is welcome.

My book I am like a Rainbow helps children understand that it is normal and natural for them to feel a wide range of emotions. It is ok to be sad or shy or angry at times, everyone feels those things. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with any of these reactions to the world around us, and I believe that knowing this makes it easier to manage our emotions. I have deliberately kept the book simple and colourful, with cute illustrations and it isn’t too serious. It has lots of ‘positive’ emotions as well so reading I am like a Rainbow should not make a child feel that they are being singled out due to ‘bad behaviour’ or because they have a ‘problem’ with their emotions. I really hope that it helps children and parents have conversations about their feelings in a loving and accepting way.

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I have some more books on the way including some free downloads and free kindle books so keep checking in and they will be available soon.

Thanks for stopping by,

Anna x