Q & A with Andrew

Question and answer with children's author Andrew Buller

Q & A with Andrew Buller

Andrew Buller answers some of your most common questions in the video below.

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How can I contact Andrew Buller?

You can send me a message by emailing info@andrewbuller.com. Find out much more about the work I do at www.andrewbuller.com.

Andrew Buller author and illustrator of the children's rhyming alphabet book series The Rhymers
Beautiful Kent countryside at springtime

Where do you live?

I live in a small village near Canterbury, in some of the prettiest countryside in Kent. It is very peaceful and I think there are more horses than people in my village. It sometimes gets too quiet so I love to head into Canterbury, my nearest city, which is a great place to spend time.

Children's author and illustrator Andrew Buller visiting schools and nurseries to share his books and inspire children to read and write
Sharing my early learning stories with children at a local nursery

Do you ever visit schools & nurseries?

I love to visit schools and nurseries. It is one of my favourite parts of my job. If your school would like me to visit you then email info@andrewbuller.com.

Andrew Buller author and illustrator of the children's rhyming alphabet book series The Rhymers

Why do you like writing children’s stories?

I write for children because I have never grown up and have no intention of ever doing so! I have always had a very active and vivid imagination and I am now able to put this to the best possible use. I have always loved making up characters and imaginary places to live. Now I get to turn these into books and share these ideas with other people – very exciting. I love the simplicity and innocence of writing for young children as this is very much how I would love the world to be.

Author and illustrator Andrew Buller's place of work where he's inspired by the beautiful countryside and peaceful setting
My conservatory in my garden where I work a lot from

Where do you work?

I work most of the time from my gorgeous conservatory in my garden. It is a really light and cheerful place and always makes me feel happy just being there. I also like to work from many other places too, including coffee shops, libraries, cafes and friend’s homes – all I need is my laptop, pen and paper and I’ve arrived. Awesome!

Andrew Buller author and illustrator of the children's rhyming alphabet book series The Rhymers with his Dad
Me and my Dad in my garden

Does anyone help you with your work?

I am so fortunate to have the amazing support of my parents with my work. My Dad, as a former primary teacher of over 30 years experience, has become my editor, as well as the person I bounce my creative ideas off of. My Mum provides another pair of eyes over my work, as well as always keeping us well fed and watered. My uncle, also a former teacher, has become my copy editor and checks to see if there are any mistakes in my books before they are published.

Andrew Buller author and illustrator of the children's rhyming alphabet book series The Rhymers

Do you do a lot of planning?

Yes. The Rhymers series has been four years in the planning and refining process. I have had to plan out the whole island where the 26 Rhymer’s characters live, deciding upon how each of them interact and the adventures they will have together.

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