After many rejections and unsuccessful approaches to publishers and agents, I was contacted by Simon Spanton, who was an editor at crowdfunding publisher Unbound. After several months of discussions and sheer terror at the notion of crowdfunding – I decided to work with them to raise the funds required to publish Bird Therapy, the book, with them.
The book funded pretty quickly, with three generous patrons helping it along the way – comedian Bill Bailey, businessman Adam Huttly and local nature legend, Deb Jordan. It features a foreword from Chris Packham and sensational chapter illustrations courtesy of Jo Brown. Obviously I’m biased, but the whole package, with its paper-cloth hardback cover, is beautiful.
It’s had some decent feedback (see the back cover below) and here are some reviews that have been posted already:
Bird Therapy is published through Unbound on 13th June 2019 and can be pre-ordered from the following places: