So, here we are, the sensational Kieron Pratt and I - launching ourselves bodily and spiritually and artistically into the future.
He has completely recreated Riley. And Panda.
Yes, this may give the original book a bit of a shuffle looks-wise, but I am thrilled to know the ensuing series of Riley books will feature characters so stuffed with vivacity and personality and life... well, I just can't wait for you to see the illustrations!
I am therefore humbled and thrilled to announce that the next Riley book - Riley and the Dancing Lion - will go ahead, with a projected release date of November 2009.
Set in Hong Kong, I am super excited about this storyline, especially in regard to the possibilities for illustration.
Watch this space if you want to follow our journey into Book No. 2.
Tally ho! Onward bound!