While we were living in England, my younger son and I were talking about writing. I think he was about seven at the time. Together we developed the idea for a story about a boy and his toy dragon. Starting with a mind-map, and moving on to a full-blown outline, we talked the story through. It took a long time to get it all written, but both our boys took an interest in the story and offered suggestions.
The book was completed a while ago, but as anyone who has tried to get a children’s book published knows, it’s tough out there.
It’s published at lulu.com, which offers print-on-demand services.
You can also get an electronic copy here.
If you haven’t read it yet, Ollie’s New Beginning is the story of a young boy and his dragon. It explores the challenges of separation and independence in a story that makes great bedtime reading for a young child.
Now if you buy a copy, I can share the royalties with my son and writing consultant!