My name is Andrew Murray and I am a children`s book author and illustrator. I create books for children of all ages. From bright and colorful picture books that toddlers will enjoy, all the way through to middle-grade fiction for the more advanced readers.
I started my journey from the tender age of one. Yes, one-year old! You see, I learned to draw even before I really learned how to walk. Drawing and painting pictures was as natural to me as speaking my very first words. With my innate passion for creativity, I spent my whole childhood conjuring up vivid characters and imaginary worlds which took me all the way to adulthood.
Once I had left school, I chose the profession of film and animation. For the last fifteen plus years, I have worked on various films, TV projects, and commercials. My biggest project to date was the 2003 film, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, for Dreamworks Animation. As well as excelling in the visual arts, I always had a love for the written word. Stories are the very heart of an animated film, so my transition into books was a natural one.
So, here I am today, about to release my very first titles.
Up first are two picture books, which I am choosing to release simultaneously. These first books introduce the character of Pupsy. Pupsy is a mischievous but kind-hearted little dog. In-fact, he is so little that he is actually the smallest dog on the planet! But what he lacks in physical size, he makes up for with the biggest of hearts. He always wants to make his family happy and proud. These stories teach kids the importance of family, friends, and what truly matters in life.
The first books are available in both kindle and traditional paper back versions. They are colourful, expressive, and simple in their layout, allowing young children to both follow on their own, and to share with a parent or grown-up guardian. They also form part of a bigger series to come.
I hope you will enjoy these books and the many different stories, styles, characters, and adventures to come.
Thank you for reading!
|Andrew, circa 1983|