She's developing a children's cartoon called FERRIES! set in Portsmouth, featuring talking ships. She is also hoping to get this made into a Tv series someday. (this info from her userprofile on the forum for shipspotting.com).
Firstly, apologies to Flugel Horn for not responding sooner. I did register here way back in January then had the misfortune to have my laptop die on me so when I got round to getting a new one I'd lost my username and password! Anyways I finally located this forum again and decided to update you all. After several years of trying, I have finally managed to get my ferry books published. They are on sale here: www.lulu.com/content/1080366 www.lulu.com/content/1156667
"Little Louie" Not a ferry, but a container ship this time...container ships need fans! I was compelled to produce a children's book about this type of ship after spending the summer working for Felixstowe port. www.lulu.com/content/818818
www.lulu.com/content/1560362 My latest book, "TERRIFIC" is more of a novel than a picture book. This story mixes fiction with actual historical events. It follows the adventures of a tramp steamer who befriends the RMS Mauretania and basically features famous ships of the time - Lusitania, Carpathia, Olympic and naturally, Titanic. This book was hard work but I like a challenge and it was satisfying to get a compliment from David Rostron (grandson of Captain Arthur Rostron) who read it.
Still attempting to get a ferry-themed cartoon, either CGi or 2D developed for TV though and having no success yet, I'm afraid. UK companies haven't shown any interest in my ideas; the general response I get is that "ferries and ships are seen as boring and would not appeal to children" which I think is ridiculous. So I am now writing to companies in other countries. Well-known ships to make cameo appearances in the cartoon include the QM2: fc01.deviantart.com/fs24/f/2007/333/f/b/Queen_Mary_2_by_Ferrygirl.jpg The ships are the main stars of course, but the two main human characters are Captain John Dory and Admiral Harda-Starboard: fc02.deviantart.com/fs20/f/2007/296/5/5/552d71d3ae694a97.jpg
My next ship themed book is still at the planning stage. I would be interested to hear from any ferry captains on here though, curious as to know what a typical day in the life of a captain entails, could be an idea for a new book?