Two years ago I stood in front of this magnificent Horse Chestnut tree in the Royal Gardens in Prague.

All the trees had plaques and a number.

A story began to grow in my head and I wrote quite a few versions.

Then I read of a man who had re-created an entire forest in India and a couple in Brazil who planted 2 million saplings.

So with the help of my SCWBI critique group, I re-wrote and polished the Picture Book text and titled it ‘Sanctuary.’

Today I submitted it to a small publisher, with hope.