About The Episode
Duncan Beedie invites me to his Bristol illustration studio to discuss his debut book on Templar Books, The Bear Who Stared. Duncan's quiet sense of humour intrigues me and becomes immediately apparent as I leaf through his beautifully coloured, drawn and designed story book.
I wanted to find out more about the bear who is the story's protagonist and how the book deal came about.
Duncan tells the whole story from the story's original idea throught to the relationship with his publisher. He tells us how he secured the deal in the first place and his findings of the childrens' book publishing industry. An absolute must listen for anyone interested in the kid lit world!