Illustrator Spotlight: Emma Yarlett


I caught up with fellow Falmouth graduate and rising picture book artist, Emma Yarlett, about her gorgeous new picture book Sidney Stella and the Moon.

What’s it like having your own picture book out there and so soon after graduating?

Such a whirlwind! I had always dreamed and hoped, but never expected that dream to become a reality so soon! For me it feels as though it has been quite a long process, as I began working on the beginning stages of this project way back in 2010, but it’s incredible to see how far the book has come especially since Templar took me on board!

Sid­ney, Stella and the Moon is your first picture book – can you tell us a bit about the whole process from start to finish? (Sorry – I know this is a pretty BIG question!)

This is a super big question! Hmmm… where to start. I guess like Julie Andrews says “I will start at the very beginning!!” I hope you are sitting very comfortably, might be worth getting a cup of tea and a biscuit! Continue reading


Top 10 Book Releases of 2013

Like most book bloggers and readers, I already have a long list of books I cannot wait to be released, and I haven’t really started checking out debut authors or new-to-me authors yet.

In no particular order, here are 10 books in 2013 that are already on my pre-order list:

I’m also really excited about a fellow Falmouth student’s first children’s book which comes out early next year, Sidney, Stella and the Moon by Emma Bennett (soon to be Yarlett). Emma was in the year below me and she’s (unsurprisingly) already got several big commissions coming up.

 Happy New Year everyone!

Top Ten of 2012 is hosted by Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books , Rachel from Fiktshun and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.