“Timbo and a Fair Cop” is an adventure story about a small mouse who lives with his friends and family in a little village called Buttoned-Bootsville. In reality, this is just a small patch the end of a human family’s garden. Timbo wants to be a great detective when he grows up, but an opportunity presents itself early when his family’s heirloom grandfather clock is stolen. The book is fully illustrated with watercolours by the author. Can you guess whodunnit?
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
It is important to remember your audience. If you want to write for children, it helps if you can remember what it was like to be one. It is also important not to talk down to children – they’re smart people!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
The best advice is to stop thinking about it and begin writing!
Born and educated in the U.K., Louise is a published writer and illustrator who now calls Canada home. She teaches English at a small liberal arts university and is also involved in research that seeks to bridge the communication gap between Psychology and the Law.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Writing and illustrating children’s books has allowed me to combine two of my principal interests – writing and drawing. I loved reading adventure stories as a child and still feel inspired when my memory returns to the way those books used to make me feel. Now I teach courses in children’s literature at the university level, I thought it was about time that I put some of my own efforts out there.