Survey Reminder & Digital Journey Color in!
Reminder: Please fill out the Kickstarter survey sent out to you ASAP and send it back to me--I'm still waiting for a handful of responses.
For those of you who've... Read more
Updated Map, canvas totes, and new paintings to check out!!
Just wanted to share a few exciting things with you:
The interactive map has been updated yet again and now you can click on the paw prints to... Read more
Yay!! Thank God, my project was officially, successfully funded this morning!! I am so grateful to everyone who supported this project!! Thank you, all you lovely people. I've... Read more
Hooray! We're funded!!
Yay! We're funded!!
As a special celebratory reward, I'm offering only 75 unsigned softcover books for a no-profit price for me of $7 so that as many people as possible... Read more
New Reward: A Hike with Aqutaq and her Pack!
Maybe you noticed that the single offer to meet Aqutaq has already been snatched up. Well, don't worry, I was just given another reward option by the awesome... Read more
New Reward: Meet a Real Wolf!
This is our last day and I will be adding a colored drawing of wolves in children's stories as a new reward later today.
But there is another amazing new... Read more
A thousand shares and a thousand dollars
If everyone who shared this on Facebook gave just $1, my Kickstarter would be funded. That's amazing. I'm so excited to see how much attention this project got, and I'm... Read more
last few days...
I can't believe we have so little time left--this last month has really flown by. I also can't believe that I have more than 800 facebook shares.
I... Read more
Updated Interactive Map with tiny paintings!
The interactive map has been updated yet again! You can:
1) roll over route sections to see where OR-7/Journey traveled
2) click on Marin to meet Aqutaq
3) and now,... Read more
'A Wolf of My Own' & Finding a Place to Belong
During my visit with the lovely artic wolf Aqutaq last week, Oliver Starr told me about reading the picture book A Wolf of My Ownwhen he was a child... Read more
Dear Backers and Kickstarter viewers,
After today, I will only have a week left and it looks like less than half the funding. Needless to say, this project is at... Read more
Interactive OR-7 Map--New Features
Check out the new features on the interactive map of OR-7's travels:
If you haven't already explored this map, roll over the different section of Journey's routes to see... Read more
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
...or The Wolf as a Character in Children's Stories
The wolf has usually been negatively stereotyped in fiction, including stories for children--a loner, a coward, a deceiver, a killer, a glutton. However,... Read more
Interactive Digital Map of OR-7's travels!
As my husband is in the Digital Humanities, we have been planning for a while to collaborate by having interactive digital elements to any children's book I write. In the... Read more
Writing Picture Books: The Road to 'An Alphabet Journey'
I wrote several picture books while I was at VCFA studying children's literature, and have written several more after that. Most of them are just waiting for their pictures to... Read more
I met a real wolf!!
When I was a kid, Halloween was my favorite holiday. All that dressing up and make-believe, going out in the dark, getting candy, and the excited scariness of it all,... Read more
Two New Rewards
A few people have suggested that they'd really like to have the chance to get a softcover copy of An Alphabet Journeyat a price closer to the usual cover... Read more
A painting will speak to the viewer with its lines and its composition and its layout and its drawing style. But it's easy to overlook, especially if you're captivated by... Read more
It's ALL about how many people know.
Let me share something funny with you guys: Some of my family members wanted to each give me $1000 for my Kickstarter. Of course, I turned them down.
The problem... Read more
End of Day 1
Whew! It's stressful launching a kickstarter project. Of course there was the work that went into getting it all out there, but that actually isn't what I'm talking about. I'm... Read more