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That One Email

Thursday 08 September 2016

It was just a normal Monday morning. Got up, got dressed and had breakfast. Later in the day if you ask me what I had for breakfast, I would have to guess and say porridge. You see my memory isn’t as good as it used to be. However I’m usually right because porridge is what my mother gave each morning when I was a child. ‘ it’s good for you ‘ she would say. I never doubted her, and to this day my breakfast has never varied.

It reached lunchtime and all of a sudden my normal Monday morning didn’t seem so normal. My day got a little more interesting when I opened up my emails.  

I had received 8 emails, an improvement on yesterday when I received only 2. Started from the bottom and worked my way up, nothing of great interest until I reached the final email where the sender Thruline Entertainment caught my eye. I knew exactly what it was; I had been waiting for this very email for 5 whole weeks. I felt my pulse rate increase due to the adrenaline and sheer excitement that ran through my veins. I called for my wife Isabel before opening the email. We knew it was about “Tammy the Seagull” a children’s book we had written together.  

Thruline Entertainment is a Talent Management company based in Beverly Hills, California. Exactly 5 weeks ago we sent over our children’s book, “Tammy the Seagull” for their review. Their comments were revealed within the email.

To our delight it was extremely positive:

“Tammy the Seagull possesses imaginative fundamentals that offer a solid foundation from which to draft a feature length animated film.”

Thruline Entertainment

Hollywood Management and Production Company

This came close on the heels of an earlier evaluation, which read...

“ I would seriously consider turning ‘Tammy the Seagull‘ into an animated series.“

George Mitchell

Director of programmes (retired). Grampian TV. UK.

We couldn’t believe it! Tammy has the potential to become a feature length animated children’s series. Isabel and myself were over the moon when it was first published but to see him and his magical adventures on the television would be another thing. We were overjoyed at the thought of many children around the world not only enjoying the book but also enjoying the TV series. However, that stage may be months if not years away yet, we still have a lot of work to do.  

That same night, I couldn’t sleep. So many wonderful ideas continued to run circles in my head. There is so much potential for Tammy and his adventures.  He could travel the world with each country holding its own wonder for Tammy to discover. And first up New York, an amazing City filled with endless adventures. He could sit on the afterdeck of the Queen Mary and get off at the Statue of Liberty. I predict many more sleepless nights filled with excitement because until the old brain stops ticking I’ll continue to think about Tammy’s many adventures ahead.   

Watch this space hopefully somewhere in the near future “Tammy the Seagull” will be hitting your screens. In the meantime why not discover his adventure to Denmark, all wasn’t, as it seemed.

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