A self-published Illustrator & Author
based in North East, England
My name is Monique Scott and I am a local illustrator and author based in the North East of England. My first book, 'Two Little Mice' was self-published in September 2019.
I graduated from the University of Sunderland in 2010 with a BA HONS Degree in Illustration and Design. The course was hugely focused around children’s books, how to target your audience and create beautiful illustrations that sends out a strong story message
for children to enjoy and learn.
I started the first initial ideas for my book in late February 2019. The story is based on a true story which includes a powerful message to teach children using vibrant and beautiful illustrations. In the book the two little mice work very hard. They have to work together as a team, through the good times and the bad, to build their perfect home. The message is to never give up and work hard to make your dreams come true.
In the past I owned pet mice which inspired me to use as main characters. Mice are very intelligent creatures and have great personalities and are super cute – I can see why they are a popular animal character to use in story books. Based on the house building experience and pet mice, ideas naturally flowed onto paper using all the techniques I had been taught at university.
Since my book has been printed, it has been a massive hit! I did not expect so much positive feedback. I have been undertaking my own advertising, making handmade mice for my limited special editions and selling my book in local shops - basically I am my own agency.
Friends, family and members of the public have, without hesitation, helped promote me and advertise my book.
I have been so touched with all the
love and support from everyone.
I now organise local story time events which are followed by a mini craft session and book signings which have taken in local shops and libraries. It has been a great privilege to share my story and talent to the local community and encourage children to enjoy reading and drawing.
Since 'Two Little Mice' I have now successfully illustrated 4 more children's books in 2020. My dream is now becoming a reality. Well, I am always in dreamland when it comes to drawing!
Please contact me if you would like to order any signed books or if you are interested in my illustration services.