My best source of inspiration and contacts is my big sister. She is one of those amazing people who is always looking out for everyone around her and even though she has four children of her own and a hugely busy life, she always has time to give me some advice, send me an idea or put some nice contacts my way. In fact it was my sister who originally gave me the idea of sending the rough Potato Pals books to a publisher. At her suggestion, I sent off an unsolicited proposal which landed on the right desk at the right time because she knew somebody who knew somebody who knew who to send it to. I was very lucky but it wouldn't have happened had it not been for her encouragement. She has an amazing number of friends and is always happy to share them and ask for favours for her little brother. Yes, my sister has been my guardian angel all these years. We all need one.
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