With all the pictures pretty much complete, the second Hatpeople adventure 'Pirate Treasure Ahoy!' is going through the last editing stages at the moment, prior to publication.
This stage should take a week or two. The original manuscript having been written over a year ago, has allowed the pictures to be drafted and painted.
The original manuscript has been redrafted once already to improve the match with the paintings and to increase the pirate feel, as well as to inject more pace and action.
It is at this stage the names of the two ships, Jolly Roger's and Captain Nell's, were decided upon - The Golden Shark and HMS Seahorse. The latter chosen from Nelson's ships. Even those italics had to be researched!
Once the grammatical okay has been given, the interior and cover files can be finalised and sent to Createspace for checking and the creation of the Proof!
The cover has also been created and will be revealed later as publication nears.