Hi everyone, Welcome to Wanda Luthman’s Children’s Book Blog. Today, I have a new author to me, Scott MacDonald, who wrote a cute book with an awesome message staring a Heron. Take it away Scott and tell us all about yourself and your book…
Hi everyone, I would first like to thank Wanda, for giving me this opportunity, I really appreciate it.
Where do I start?
Well my name is Scott MacDonald, 32 years old and I live in Inverness Scotland with my should have been wife, (We have Covid to thank for postponing the wedding) and our 2 year old Cockapoo called Rolo.
My day job is that of a Distillery Operator making whisky. I think the only thing more Scottish, is being on the cover of a shortbread tin.
Previously, I was in the Royal Air Force for 9 years, and during that time served all over the world.
I had always heard of people having these ‘’Lightbulb’’ moments, where something comes to them out of the blue, and they run with it, well, this really was mine.
Driving home from work, I was stopped at traffic lights when a pile of bird mess hit the car windscreen, and as I looked up to see them flying above, the ‘’lightbulb’’ moment happened.
The whole story literally flashed in my mind from start to finish, and because I was driving I couldn’t write anything down, so there are parts to the story that I have totally forgotten and they never made it to the book.
So once I was home I started typing, at first it was just like word vomit, trying to remember everything. This is where using the sound recording app on my phone would have come in handy, however, in the UK we aren’t allowed to use our phones whilst driving.
I reached out to countless publishers and received a good few offers to publish the book, however, the terms of the contracts didn’t really appeal to me, so I decided to self publish through Amazon.
I never thought I would classify myself as an author however I’m learning every day.
Also I can’t draw for toffee, so I used Facebook to find an illustrator, and wow did I find one.
Rebecca Truman really is an amazing artist, and I can’t thank herself and Bex Sutton from Primal Studios enough.
Onto the book itself.
The story follows a young Heron called Henry.
Him and his family are heading South for the winter, and they stop off to rest on the Isle of Barra.
The next day Henry wakes to find that his family had left without him, he now needs to find his way to them, but the problem is, Henry has never flown on his own before.
Henry makes friends with a Crab named Colin, and although very small, Colin sticks up for Henry and a wonderful friendship blossoms.
It’s a tale of friendship, coming together and working through adversity.
I don’t want to spoil the story so I won’t give away any more information 😉
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post.
.co.uk – Henry The Heron: Heading South
Social Media Links
Facebook – @henrytheheronhs
Primal Studios Facebook – @Primalst
Website – https://primalst.com/
Thank you, Scott, for sharing with us today about you and your book, Henry the Heron Heading South! I know it’s going to do well.
And thank you, my blog followers, for stopping by today. As always likes, comments, and shares are appreciated!
Stay safe, everyone