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Once upon a time my daughter Lillie was terrified of thunderstorms (she still doesn't like them much). One night after feebly trying to calm her and assure her that it was all just noise, I started thinking about what could make a spring storm less scary. I had been making up bedtime stories for my kids for some time, featuring a cast of characters that included an elf named Widget and his best friend Wobble, a penguin. I used them to create a frame around the story of a friendship between Thunder and Lightning. They were also best friends, and played with such fervor and fun that they shook the sky. But when Thunder's family has to move away, their ability to play is limited to all-too-brief visits, with the wildest storms being their most outrageous fun.
When considering the challenges of portraying abstract forces such as thunder and lightning as relatable characters, I asked the prodigiously talented Dee Duncan to collaborate with me to bring this story to life. It is truly gratifying to have someone share a vision for the book as Dee has.
And the music of the incredible band The Low Anthem is another integral aspect of the life of the book. I believe it adds an essential, but wholly complementary, dimension to the impact of the story.
Your support will allow us to create ebook and hardcover version of the story, as well as additional premiums. Ultimately our dream is to create a story that kids will recall fondly for the rest of their lives. Thank you in advance for your interest and support in making this project a reality.
- Tim Sheridan
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