This month I was privileged to discover a fellow children’s author with an incredible passion for animals. Let me tell you about her.
Eve Louise Davies is a Welsh-born writer who became a vegetarian after a school trip to a farm at four years of age. On returning home, Eve refused to eat any meat products – stating that it was ‘dead animal.’ Later in life, Eve discovered the horrors of the dairy and egg industries and subsequently became vegan. She decided to create storybooks that are more representative of the unnecessarily cruel way many animals are treated than traditional animal-related children’s books would have children believe. Thirty per cent of the profit form each book is donated to one of three UK Animal Sanctuaries – Dean Farm Trust, Horse and Farm Sanctuary or Help for Dogs.
As Eve didn’t think any publishers would be interested in vegan-themed children’s books, she decided to self-publish through Amazon under the publishing name of ‘Animal Tails Charity Vegan Books’. After initially paying an illustrator which cost close to £1000 she then partnered with an illustrator who illustrates for free and receives equal profit. This partnership produced more than just great books. When they first met, the illustrator was a meat-eater, who became vegetarian and is now currently working towards becoming vegan along with her family.
To date – Eve has donated £276.65 to animal charities.
Find out more at: Animal Tails Charity Books