I’m so thrilled to welcome Dimity Powell and Nicky Johnston, and their beautiful new book The Fix It Man to my blog today.
Nicky and Dimity are both dear friends and amazingly talented people, and I’ve been lucky enough to share the journey of their wonderful picture book from initial idea to publication.
First, congratulations Dimity and Nicky on such a beautiful book.
Now … About The Fix It Man.
Back in early 2013, Dimity sent me her draft manuscript, The Fix It Man, and asked if I would help her get it ready to submit for publication. It was already a truly beautiful manuscript. The moving storyline was there and the language was lyrical, but I did have a couple of suggestions.
This is how the story originally started:
My Dad can fix anything.
No job is too difficult. No repair is too big. Or too small. Sticky tape…