“The Sunshine People Story started when I was a little girl and felt that the world around us needed more fun and magic. I would make up stories hoping that one day my dream world would become reality. The story today is to share with you our passion for life on our beautiful planet and make sure you never stop dreaming… Have fun!”
Liz has always had a passion for books, nature, adventures and the magic of life!
She started writing for her own children, feeling that books filled with messages of love, kindness, wisdom, fun and heartwarming sunshine, would be an everlasting legacy to them.
The family then decided to make these stories available for all children to read and enjoy, and… a new publishing adventure began!
This life journey is like “The Magic Light”, inspiring, beautiful, exciting and…never ending!
“When I was little I used to draw all the time, at home, at school, wherever I was, I was forever drawing; on my own note pads or my classmates’ note books! Thanks to my sister Helene, my passion for drawing developed with time. When Liz discovered our funny little characters, she suggested that we combine our talents to create the wonderful Sunshine People Stories. I was barely 11 when I illustrated my first book. To this day I still find it fascinating!”
“Sunshine People Stories have always been an essential part of my life. All the illustrations start with a blank page, pencils and crayons; I love creating characters and bringing them to life through emotions and actions. How magical it is to fill a page with colourful and funny characters! And it’s fascinating watching how children respond to the pictures and stories!”
As a child, Helene was terrible at maths and sciences; these classes were usually spent drawing while she was lost in her thoughts…
Fortunately, she excelled in Art and after completing Art school in France, her passion for graphics and communication, naturally led her to become a most innovative graphic designer! Her work ranged from promoting special events to organising Arts workshops in schools.
After 12 years of freelance work she moved to London in 2013 to launch her new venture: a French patisserie business Bisou les Madeleines. “It’s still about sharing and being creative”.