stories and illustration

Thank you, Nabeel


LOGO1After all this expended energy on The Midnight Hare, I find my name has been entered inaccurately on Nielsen, and this has expanded out to all possible suppliers – I am not and never have been Cara Lockihart Smith, not has anyone else been Cara Lockihart Smith since the Stone Age, I suspect. I had enormous trouble trying to change this on Nielsen’s website, then luckily got hold of, by telephone, a great guy called Nabeel Sadiq at Nielsen, who had already received an email from me with a tad more anguish than is my usual mode in professional exchanges. I gave him my details and he has changed my name back to my name, so hopefully this will also come up in the different outlets, although it may take a day or so.  The book isn’t published until June 21st. I have a page already on Amazon, because of other published work, and in the long run I hope to get the new book up with the others. Then, more hassle, trying to set up details for selling over Amazon, I find I am not legit until further exploration because I have neither passport nor driving license. I DO HAVE A SCOTTISH BORDERS ID CARD. Oh well. Worse things happen. It is lovely to get back to walking, to looking at things down a camera lens, to catching up with friends and with comments on WordPress, and to thinking, only thinking mind, of doing the last bit of washing of garments that came out of store last September, after seven long years, and have been sitting under the stairs since then; with my husband Tony just occasionally mentioning them. Among the objects in the big bag, two beautiful knitted waistcoats made by my mother, which it will be good to wear again. I have moved the bag upstairs. The next step, we shall see…. This entry isn’t going up on my Moonwuzo Books website, as it is a moan; but I am glad to get it off my chest by sharing.



I realise I have two differently coloured logos on file. This one was used for The Midnight Hare, as it fitted in better with the cover, but I still prefer the blue, as that kind of lavender is my favourite colour. Probably this brown orange will be the definitive one, though the lettering jiggles a little against the background, I think this may be because it comes from a tiny image, and is a jpeg, which the original is not.




May 26, 2018 - Posted by | Art, Illustration, Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. What the heck is a ‘Scottish Borders ID Card’? Is it like a passport to enter England (cant possibly be) or just a highland joke?
    Writing and publishing is way more than a full time job and it seems you have had your share of frustrations.
    If you have never been Cara Lockhart Smith then who’s work have I been following all these years???
    I love the lavender blue but my personal choice is the other cover. For me it is more subtle and dream like, fitting more with the magic of the image and the story.

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    Comment by clinock | May 29, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello, John, lovely to hear from you. The SPID card is just my posh name for a travel document, means I can travel to Edinburgh free on the bus and cross the Border free too, as far as some small village in Northumberland; OK for inland air travel, but as an identification element, nah. We haven’t sundered ourselves from England yet, I am all for free borders, though there are many things I like about Scotland itself, it’s a great country. I have given up with Amazon, I am applying for a passport so as to feel I exist – the passport office were joy itself compared with the hassle I have had for days with other things! I continue to love your website, am only tuning in again after a while. By the way, so glad you find the second logo preferable, I shall stick with that. I like that lavender blue as a colour, but it just looked wrong with my brown and russet tones. Great to hear from you, cheered me up after a frustrating day.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | May 29, 2018 | Reply

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