Updated: Jul 17
It's official: Willow the Wonderer picture books have reached more places in Australia than we've travelled to - and trust me you, we've been around!
And that's only part of the story, as Willow has also skipped overseas as gifts to the little ones - USA, UAE, South Africa, Italy and Germany are some of the destinations that we know of.
The journey that a book embarks on, as it leaves the carriage of publishers and booksellers and into the hands of little ones, is no doubt worthy of a sonet! I wonder sometimes what tales would little Willow tell, if he could, from his many new homes...
For Darren and I, Willow the Wonderer picture books tell stories that we wish we'd grown up with - beautiful stories that inspire awe and wonder, and plant seeds of wisdom that may come in handy when navigating life.
The enduring thread that weaves across all the stories in the series is the search for happiness - something that makes all us humans, regardless of where we come from and where we live, the same.
As we work on the third book in the series - a rather outworldly one (hint hint ;-) - it feels fitting to pause and send our thanks to everyone 'on the map' for your support.
P.S. If you have stories, photos or drawings of Willow the Wonderer in his new home you'd like to share with us and the rest of the community, we'd love to receive them. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org