Thanks to everyone who gave me feedback on my last set of cover thumbnails. I played around with the layout sketches for my children's book cover some more, and i'm going to go with something that looks a little like the top left hand image. The final version will have a fair bit more detail than this quick sketch, but people seemed to respond well to the lonely little kitten staring up hopefully with his big eyes. If there's anything you'd particularly like to see in the cover, let me know!
2023 Burns fellow Kathryn van Beek has an MA from Victoria University Wellington - Te Herenga Waka’s International Institute of Modern Letters. She is a winner of the Mindfood Short Story Competition and the Headland Prize. Her collection of short stories, Pet, is available as a podcast, and her work has also appeared in Overland, takahē, Newsroom, and the Sunday Star-Times. She lives in UNESCO City of Literature Ōtepoti Dunedin with her two rescue cats.