From the beginning of time, high above the hidden valley, Snow Leopard has sung the stars to life, the sun to rise and the moon to wax and wane. She has woven words of protection to keep the hidden valley safe from the world and as she sings, a child lies dreaming the song down in the valley beneath. But time is passing, and Snow Leopard needs to find a singer who will follow her. But while she is searching, soldiers come looking for gold and slaves… Jackie Morris's poetic text weaves the spirit of nature into a universal myth for our time, drawing threads of transformation into a children's story glistening with wonder. Set against the stunning landscapes of the Himalayas, her superlative illustrations of the nearly-extinct Snow Leopard offer a message of hope at a time when many of the world's wildest places are being worn away by human beings.
I write and illustrate picture books, not just for children. I live in a small cottage by the sea in Wales with two children who are growing up too fast, six cats and three dogs. When not writing or painting I spend my days searching for a time machine in the hope of having more time to draw and paint and write, walk, listen to music, read, ride the odd horse, wander the beaches looking for blue sea glass, sit and watch birds fly, among other things.
I have a fascination of light, love taking photographs, loosing myself in a good book, the way a writer create a person, a place ut of letters of the alphabet and make it live, make them breathe.
My favorite authors are Robin Hobb, Manda Scott, John Irving, Susan Price.
I have a blog or two.
These days I work mostly on my own texts, but sometimes on those by other writers.
If you want to know more then you can find out so much on my website.