I have spent much of the last 4 years teaching young children English as a foreign language online, reading short stories, and singing nursery rhymes. This is far removed from my prior profession when I worked in 5 countries in IT and communications, later publishing a series of language learning apps. I was involved in storytelling, producing thematic documentary movies for an NGO and writing technical articles for periodical reports. Just prior to my 40th birthday I decided to document my life and quickly wrote my first 20,000 words... that's pretty much where it has stayed since 2004. I decided to turn author-illustrator and can't put down my pen. My picture books are autobiographically based, with some elaboration and written wondering how I made some of the decisions that give these stories a quirky appeal.
Illustrations Copyright Bede Key 2021