Yes I do appear publicly (though, not without fear).
The odd book launch, exhibitions . . . but I rarely visit schools anymore. Sometimes my nieces or nephews talk me into it.
Truthfully, I always have lots of illustration work and for now Iím living in the moment and Iím an ĎAuthor/illustratorí not a Ďtalkerí.
I think it best for Author/illustrators to write and draw. Leave the talking to talkers. Everything I want to say publicly, you will find in my pictures.
One day the time will come, (I may be crinkly, half blind and unable to draw any more) when I become a talker. When that time comes, whoever wants me, can sit me quietly in a corner and listen to me. Iíll try not to babble or dribble!
If you do want to try twisting my arm, these people might help you . . . Lateral Learning