Sarah McIntyre is the illustrator of lots of famous books, and she wrote and illustrated Vern & Lettuce, which I really enjoyed. Here’s her guest post from Girls Heart Books.


Girls Heart Books is THRILLED to welcome an illustrator to the guest blog spot this week. It’s none other than the talented and very colourful Sarah McIntyre!

Sarah is going to tell us about her brilliant and funny Seawigs series, written by Philip Reeve. Welcome to GHB, Sarah!



I’ve always loved mermaids and when I was a kid, I really believed I could breathe under water. In fact, I don’t actually remember that I was making it up; I can only recall one day, when I went underwater, I couldn’t do it anymore. And I was sad.

So I was thrilled when I got the chance to make a book with one of my best friends, Philip Reeve, and put a mermaid in the book! We named her Iris, and we poured a lot of heart into her, she sort of became my avatar, with her poor…

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