Children's editor Karen Ball unwittingly gives Sophia the name for this podcast … and talks about her 25-year career, from launching the multi-million selling 'Beast Quest' series with Working Partners, to setting up her own consultancy with Speckled Pen.
Full show notes available here: https://www.prepublished.net/episodes/start-with-the-beast
Thanks as always to Christopher Pett for production and editing.
Links to resources:
Karen’s website: http://www.speckledpen.com
Karen’s blog about sewing: https://didyoumakethat.com
Unbound (for crowd-funded books): https://unbound.com
Wool and the Gang: https://www.woolandthegang.com
Deep Work by Cal Newport: https://www.calnewport.com/books/deep-work/
Reacher Said Nothing by Andy Martin: https://www.waterstones.com/book/reacher-said-nothing-lee-child-and-the-making-of-make-me/andy-martin/9780593076637
Art School, Smart School: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04pr1w2
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