A classic fairytale that supports a mindful mother’s desire to teach her children self-trust & self-love
Annabelle’s day is turned upside down when she stumbles upon a fairy under the spell of a nasty troll. When the sun is high in the sky the doomed fairy will be gone in a poof unless two believers see her at the same time. In her frantic search to save the little creature, Annabelle learns there is more to the world than she ever imagined. Seeing with her heart counts for so much more than seeing with her eyes.
Hi. I’m children’s book author/illustrator Sue Shanahan. I’ve written and am completing the illustrations for my picture book, Glory in the Morning. At it’s core, it's a fable about being loved for yourself and trusting your intuition. I want children everywhere to connect with that still small voice within and give themselves permission to trust their instincts. My goal is to bring Glory in the Morning to life as a book app and eBook. I will have the final illustration finished in a few weeks. At that point, I am going to need the art professionally scanned to retain the beauty and integrity of the originals. I also will need to hire a copy editor to make sure the format, grammar and punctuation are correct. Finally, after the app is in production, funding will go to hiring a consulting and marketing team to help with the task of promoting it. Today children’s book author’s and illustrators partner with their publisher to draw attention to their book and its message. Because there are over 500,000 apps listed in the app store, it takes real originality to get the spotlight on one.
Reaching my stretch goal of $7,500, means I'll have enough money to print a full color picture book. I want kids everywhere to experience the timeless beauty of Glory in the Morning. Not every child has access to an electronic reader, so I want the option of a printed book. If my stretch goal is realized, I will use the funds for the design, printing and marketing. l will also post rewards that include an autographed copy of the book. More money raised means more books will be printed.
Listed on the right, I have some fabulous rewards for my supporters. On the lower end are PDFs of Glory in the Morning and signed prints from the book. The prints included:
On the higher end, I give my funders the option of choosing from 1 of 14 original vignettes from the book. It's first come, first serve. An example vignette, Moonflower Bed is pictured below:
Finally, I do have a real gift for capturing the likeness of my subjects. I thought an awesome reward would be to have your favorite child or pet in one of my illustrations. Below is an example of a greeting card illustration that I used my daughter Bridget's likeness in:
An illustration that my dog Quigley was only too happy to model for:
Although it’s no longer possible to have your child or pet included in Glory in the Morning, I'm a working illustrator and am always creating new illustrations for prints and cards, which they can be incorporated in. If you want to take it a step further, I have a reward that includes a portrait commission of your favorite child. You get to dream up the theme of the art. You can decide to have your child in a scene from the Wizard of Oz, like I did for my client Oprah Winfrey, or use an inspiration uniquely your own. Who wouldn't want to capture the magic of their child to hang on their wall?
If you share my passion for fostering self-esteem and self-trust in kids, please support my project. Thank you and happy Kickstarting.
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My biggest challenge will be completing the final illustration and vignettes for Glory in the Morning. From what I understand, having a project on Kickstarter is a full-time job, so drumming up buzz about it will be time consuming. Once I meet my goal, the art will have to be finished and scans of it will have to reach the app company in a timely manner. Meeting my stretch goal would mean publishing my story as a traditional picture book. Through the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators I know many writers who have self-published their books to guide me through the process. I also am connected to colleagues who can help with having the book sold through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Finally, I will have the task of fulfilling the rewards. I’ve already enlisted friends and family’s support for that. None of the project risks will be overwhelming with all the help I have.
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#1 Glory in the Morning Digital Wallpaper Downloads for your iPad or iPhone + a 5x7 autographed cover postcard.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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#2 A PDF of the book Glory in the Morning + a 5x7 autographed cover postcard. AND a signed print of Glory Flying Through the Garden. SHIPS FREE IN USA. For international orders, please add $10 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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#3 A PDF of the book Glory in the Morning + a 5x7 autographed cover postcard. AND signed prints of "Glory Flying Through the Garden," and "Watching Over Glory". SHIPS FREE IN USA. For international orders, please add $15 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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#4 A PDF of the book Glory in the Morning + an autographed 5x7 cover postcard + the app when it's in the iTunes store (exact delivery date to be determined.) + signed prints of "Flying Through the Garden," "Watching Over Glory" and "You Can Call Me Glory" from the book. SHIPS FREE IN USA. For international orders, please add $20 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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#5 You will receive everything included in Reward #4 AND I will use a likeness of your child or pet in one of my illustrations (the delivery of this part of the reward will have to be scheduled.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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#6 You will receive everything included in Reward #4 AND a signed original vignette from the book. First come first serve in choosing one of 14 ink and watercolor wash vignettes from Glory in the Morning. SHIPS FREE IN USA. For international orders, please add $25 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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#7 You will receive everything included in Reward #4 AND a full color portrait commission of your favorite child by the artist (me!). The delivery of this part of the reward will have to be scheduled. SHIPS FREE IN USA. For international orders, please add $75 for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012