I just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Connie's Long Way Home, a beautifully illustrated children's picture book about a mule named Connie and her good friend Burt, an old-timey prospector. One day lots of bad things happen on their way home and poor Connie feels like it's all her fault. Burt helps Connie see that it's not all her fault and she shouldn't feel so bad. In fact, in some ways, she should feel like a hero! Connie's Long Way Home is a very sweet story which I hope will help children better understand when bad things happen around them. It's a helpful reminder for parents as well! ;-)
Lots of "firsts" for me with this project:
- Writing a children's book
- Working with an editor - Thanks, Pam Glauber!
- Working with an illustrator - The amazing Michelle Lockamy!
- Launching a Kickstarter
- Self-publishing a book (hopefully!)
It's been a lot of fun so far, but I'm not quite there yet. Please visit the Kickstarter project page and share it with anyone you can. I think your little one will enjoy my story and Michelle Lockamy's wonderful artwork. And hopefully this is just the beginning of something much bigger.