Sam Findlater graduated from the renowned CSA MA Children's Illustration in 2008 with Distinction. In 2022 she was shortlisted for the Stratford Salariya Unpublished Picturebook prize and Long Listed in the DPICTUS Unpublished picturebook showcase. Lost, published in 2023 by Chapeltown books is her first book.
I created Lost many years ago, and fortuitously Gill James (the Editor at Bridgehouse/Chapeltown Books) had been thinking of bringing out a Wordless/Silent book. We kept in touch, years passed, covid came and then Gill and her team published Lost! I have many projects created over the years still looking for homes! If you are an Editor or Agent I would love to hear from you!
I worked for many years as a teacher both in main stream schools and as a specialist teacher working with students unable to access the mainstream system. Lost was created during this time, primarily as a device to engage students who had lost their confidence and belief in their abilities and were no longer engaging in education.