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Ask me a question or tell me what you think my of books.

It's always nice to hear from a reader who's enjoyed one my books and I'm always happy to answer a question or two, so feel free to drop me a line. If you want to ask a question about GETTING PUBLISHED or POP-UP DESIGN, please check the answers to the following "Frequently Asked Questions" first.

Can you give me any advice on HOW TO GET PUBLISHED?

Check out my "Advice on Children's Writing" page. If you can't find what you're looking for on this page I am always happy to answer ONE or TWO specific questions. Please don't send me any stories, I don't have the time to read them or to write detailed critiques and it is not within my power to get them published — I have a hard enough time trying to get publishers to take my own stories! The Writers Workshop offer feedback on picture book texts from professional editors and authors in return for a fee. You can more details on this page of their web site.

I have to design a pop-up book for a school/college project.

Can you send me some diagrams, images, written information on how pop-up books are designed and produced?

I have received so many requests like this from students that I have set up a "Pop-Up Design" page that contains some basic information about the design and production of pop-ups and a few links to other sites that contain additional information that may be of use. If you can't find what you're looking for on this page I am always happy to answer ONE or TWO specific questions, but I don't have time to put together any information more detailed than that which can already be found on the site – so please don't ask!

Can you send me DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS on how to make pop-up mechanisms?

The "Make Your Own Pop-ups" page contains some pop-ups to print out along with instructions on how to make them. I don't have the time to send out mechanisms / instructions on an individual basis.

Are you available to paper-engineer a project for me?

I'm afraid I only paper-engineer projects that I've conceived (and usually written) myself and am not available for freelance work. You might try Corina Fletcher who is also based in the UK.