A lot has been happening in the world of ‘Whimsy Wood’ secretly for the last 6 weeks. I am now able to let you know just a little bit about what that is. Well, a certain London-based agency has been pitching my Whimsy Wood children’s series to various TV networks. There are 4 major networks keen on investing and turning my whimsical woodland books into an animated TV series. There are also discussions afoot, regarding merchandising for Whimsy Wood and its enchanting characters which is beyond exciting!
One of the aims of my Whimsy Wood children’s series has always been to ignite children’s (and indeed their parents and carers) imaginations, along with engaging them more with nature and the wonderful world that we are surrounded by. Neil Gaiman, one of my favourite authors, sums up my thoughts regarding the importance of imagaintion with his quote below:-
To accompany this exciting development regarding my award-winning Whimsy Wood children’s books being adapted to a brand new animated children’s TV series, the agency that I am contracted to have requested a promotional photo shoot for this Saturday! A professional photographer is coming out to our home in Wiltshire to take photos and video footage of myself, my husband and our 3 children! I’m secretly in a little bit of a fluster about this, whilst scrubbing the house from top to bottom to ensure that it is presentable! I wonder if this talented photographer will create any images like this wonderful one of Enid Blyton with her two daughters and Cocker Spaniel?
Well I’d better carry on scrubbing the house in preparation for this exciting photo shoot tomorrow! Wishing you all a wonderfully whimsical weekend!
Sarah Hill, children’s author and creator of The Whimsy Wood Series.