News: My Children’s Picture Book Sold

I’m delighted to share that my children’s picture book sold and will be published with Sky Pony Press in 2015.


Kate Ormand and illustrator Bethany Straker’s PIERRE THE FRENCH BULLDOG RECYCLES, educating children on the importance of recycling in a fun and quirky way, to Julie Matysik at Sky Pony Press, in a nice deal, for publication in 2015, by Isabel Atherton at Creative Authors (World).

I’m so excited to be working with the wonderfully talented Bethany Straker on this. Bethany’s illustrations are outstanding and I’m genuinely honoured to be collaborating with her.

I’ve had so much fun writing PIERRE and, as always, my biggest thanks goes to my lovely agent, Isabel Atherton, who came up with the idea to make the main character a French bulldog, giving the story the spark it needed.

Must also thank the team at Sky Pony Press for loving our little recycling pup as much as we do!

I’m writing for children under the pen name Kate Louise, so please take a moment to visit my blog ( and follow @katelouisebooks on Twitter.