I’m Nick Jones, an award-winning UK children’s author originally from Bristol but now living in Congleton, Cheshire.
In December 2017, I published my first children’s picture book, Sarah’s Shadow, which is about a girl who wishes away her shadow but then regrets it when the wish comes true. Illustrated by the super-talented Si Clark, the book proved to be popular with kids and parents, who loved its strong messages about self-confidence and positive body image. In 2018 it won Best Children’s Picture Book in the 2018 Book Awards on international book review site Readers’ Favorite. My claim to fame is that the same award was previously won by none other than Jim Carrey, the Hollywood actor-cum-children’s author! Sarah’s Shadow also won Runner-Up in the Book Excellence Awards and received a Purple Dragonfly Book Award as one of the best picture ebooks for children aged 6+.
In 2020 I ran a Kickstarter campaign during lockdown to fund my next book, One Night in Beartown. It was inspired by the Bearmania event that took place in 2011. Thanks to amazing support from businesses and individuals in Congleton and beyond, I raised over £4,000 to illustrate and print the book. It was published on 1 December and you can buy it on my online shop, on my publisher’s website or as an ebook on Amazon.
In 2021 I was commissioned to write a children’s book for a local financial management company and I’m working on that as we speak. There are several other projects in the pipeline and I can’t wait to share them with you! For updates, please follow me on social media or subscribe to my newsletter!