About the Illustration
Is this stunning watercolor illustration on my homepage and as a theme throughout this website me? YES, and… no.
I had seen the fabulous work of artist Rose Metting on Instagram and when I saw that she did commissions of people’s children and pets I approached her with the idea of creating something for my author website. I sent her pictures of myself and of my favorite spots in my home where I love to read, write and dream. We discussed books that I loved when I was growing up and some of my current favorites—see if you can spot them. I sent her pictures of my family (see if you can spot them!) and talked about how I love to knit, crochet and needlepoint. What she came up with was a fictional space that doesn’t look like any specific room in my house or exactly like me, but that perfectly captures who I am. And of course she made it raining outside, because I live in London, where it rains a lot!