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Hi, I’m Tom Plum! First and foremost I’m the lucky father of two young boys who forever keep me on my toes, and I’m married to an amazing and very patient wife who looks after us all!
We live in sunny Suffolk on the East Coast of England, where I enjoy spending as much time in nature as possible, and as little time with technology as I can (my day job involves sitting at a computer for a large quantity of time).
I’ve always enjoyed writing and drawing, and I began to feel recently that I was doing a disservice to myself by leaving them as unused skills. After turning 30 last year, I realised that youth can pass you by quickly and that I needed to take positive steps now to make a better life for myself and my family. I decided to try and put my skills to good use, and so began my journey into self-publishing.
After much debate, I decided to begin this adventure by creating children’s picture books. I’m a big fan of children’s picture books, and normally read a selection every night with my two boys. We’ve read many books together, but I’ve only found a handful that we all enjoy reading again and again. These favourites in our house such as ‘Supertato’, ‘Oi Frog’ and ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’ are what inspired me to try and create something special too. I want to create books that both children and their parents enjoy; books that can be read again and again and still be enjoyed two hundred times later; books that don’t get hidden under the wardrobe because parents are sick of reading them…
That’s my goal.
This blog was created as a way to track my progress as I continue my journey into the world of self-publishing. It’s mainly an incentive tool for me to keep working, but if others find it useful then that’s a bonus too!