In 2016, Stacey Kendall project managed the publication of The Sam & Lucy Fables by Alan Bagnall and Sarah Wilkins for Submarine, an imprint of Mākaro Press.
I was wonderfully fortunate to be the project manager for this delightfully quirky children’s picture book. I’ve long marvelled at the clever entwining of words and illustrations that makes picture books so magical, and seeing this collection of whimsical tales come to life on paper was immensely rewarding.
We worked alongside a team of talented individuals, who taught us that children’s publishing takes great care, enthusiasm and passion. From poring over the placement of punctuation during our editing, to collaborating with illustrators and printers to develop the brightest colours for each illustration, creating each page of this book was a great lesson and an adventure.