There's a very good interview with the wonderful Sophie Blackall over at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.
I've blogged here before about Blackall and her work with Meg Rosoff, including most recently the brilliant Googily and Jumpy Jack.
In this interview, Blackall talks about working on illustrating a story of her own for the first time. It's called Are You Awake, and will be published in fall 2009. There is a sneak peak at an illustration for the work-in-progress on the 7-IMP site:
Ooh, I do love a little boy in a stripe-y shirt. I'm looking forward to reading this one ... Blackall definitely has a sensibility all her own.