Whilst working on "Under the Stars with Leo-pard" I received some very kind words of encouragement from Dolores Keaveny a very talented artist and self published author of several successful full colour children's picture books from Westmeath Ireland.
"WOW....your illustrations are amazing, so beautiful.You will have some hell of a children's picture book when you get them published, I have no doubt but that your books will be a great success.....with illustrations like those...."
Couldn't ask for more from a children's book. Breathtaking illustrations and a very exciting story. Highly recommend to those with children as it is perfect for a bed time story and keeps the children entertained and eager for more!
When I went to Astley book farm's 10th anniversary he was selling his book and I got to talk to him and see the original drawings this really made me appreciate the book. It was great. I can't wait for the next 2 books in the series!
I read your book and just wanted to say it is absolutely fabulous. The illustrations are brilliant as is the story.
by EIleen Gorman- Belfast
Leo-Pard is beautiful, special and important for a variety of reasons.
Fabulous work Terry.
Looking forward to the next one already.
Need to buy more. It's superb.
by Sheila Price
Just to let you know that I got your wonderful book today. I think that it is just amazing........both the story and the illustrations. This book should do so well. The best of luck. Plenty of promotion now and it should be nominated for an award.
by Dolores Keaveney - Westmeath, Ireland
Just picked up our copy from Waterstones, congratulations Terry, great book.
by Jill Burgess
Book looks amazing ..........what a fabulous series they will make well done Terry you must be delighted.
by Cathy Renkin.
Come home from our trip to our copy of Under the Stars with Leo-Pard...........FANTASTIC it's beautiful.
by Michaela Wickham-Hills
Love the book, it's the only time my kids have wanted to go to bed just so they can read it.
by Sharon Gaggini.
The book is very sweet and the drawings are just marvellous, love them.
It's so sweet bravo!!!!!!!!!
by Kristina Dubin - Santa Monica CA. USA
Wonderfully illustrated story, loved the tale and characters. The kindle edition was superb, the book is enchanting and I carn't wait for the second in the trilogy.
by V Mills.
Loved this book looking forward to the second one coming out. Looking forward to the trilogy of these books. My family all love reading these books and looking at the brilliant illustrations.
I was born 17.12.1963. and have always been very passionate about art, especially wildlife art and art connected with film and children's book illustrations. My influences include artist, writers and musicians such as John Haywood an artist and dear friend (sadly missed)Raymond Briggs, Jane Hissey, J.K. Rowling and Kate Bush.
Over the years my work has been chosen several times by fine art publishers to be used for limited and open run prints.
During my time at Jaguar Cars Ltd 1983-2004 I was sponsored to go to Belize to study and paint wildlife, in particular jaguar cats to be printed in a limited edition run of prints to raise funds for The World Land Trust.The finished print was used much to my surprise by the BBC in the 2005 television drama "Gideon's Daughter" directed by Stephen Poliakoff, staring a cast of quality actors including Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson and Tom Hardy.
Since leaving Jaguar Cars I trained to become an art lecturer and have been teaching art and design to students at Universities and Colleges ever since.