I'm an Indie author of kids books & I need help paying my (now popular) illustrator his newly raised rate.
Hi! I'm Indie Author, J Monkeys. Last year I hired a wonderful artist to illustrate my kindergarten-age books. These are picture books where the story is written specifically to include 40 words that kindergarten reading curriculums across the country often use as sight words. I put the sight words in a blue font as a visual cue to the parent and child that these are words that the child likely knows and should practice reading.
I got the idea from my kindergarten-age niece. If you are involved in raising a six-year-old girl, you know there is no drama like six-year-old drama. Well, people with teenagers tell me it only gets worse, but I haven't gotten there yet. But let me tell you, it's hard to remember all 40 words and stop when you see them in a book that you are reading at the very end of a long day. Invariably, I'd remember to ask her to practice at "and" or "the" since those were the sight words that jumped out at me. The huffing. The eye rolling. And the freak out if it was something she didn't think was on her list. E-gads!
At any rate, my illustrator did a phenomenal job with the illustrations for the first two books in the series, but his situation has changed I can't afford this new rates. I don't blame him in the slightest; he's still a bargain at twice the price.
I really, really, really want him to do the pictures for the third book, Dixie and Taco Go To The Beach, because his drawings add so much to the book. As an Indie Published author, I am all alone financially. I need $1,000 to make this book a reality. Can you help me out? I've got some fun, exclusive rewards posted. These are things I'm not offering anyone else, anywhere else.
Thanks so much for your consideration! Check out my website: www.jmonkeys.com to get more information about the first couple of books in Dixie and Taco's series as well as information about my 'Tween Adventure series and other writings.
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