About this project
Inspired by love and connection, the story of "Roshi and the Amazing Fireflies" is about a sweet little dog and her journey through a beautiful and magical forest. On her journey, little Roshi, meets all kinds of beings and makes friends with them and many fireflies. This inspiring story will be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. The underlying message is universal and will be appreciated by people of all ages.
This is my very first children's book and I am very excited to make it a reality with your help.
A bit about me. I am an award-winning and internationally-collected fine art photo collage artist and have been fortunate to have had a fulfilling career in the arts, both commercial and fine art since graduating from art college back in 1987. I have been featured in over 20 publications and on television and radio and my work has been exhibited in Mexico, Canada, Brazil and across the U.S. I have been honored with numerous awards throughout my career including 9 American Art Awards since 2012.
I have always dreamed of publishing a book that combined my creative writing skills with my visual arts skills, and that carried a positive message that was uplifting and inspiring for others.
The book will be 28 pages plus the cover and will be a hardcover book. The size is 8.5"x11". Many of the full-color photo illustrations are 17"x11" full spreads. It will be printed on high-quality glossy paper.
After spending time with little Roshi in real life, I was inspired to create the book. Her love of love and her generosity with it is infectious. She has been the love of my life and after reading this story and seeing the illustrations you'll be in love with her too.
At this point, I have completed the story as well as all fifteen of the photo illustrations and have finished up the design of the book layout. Now, it is time to have the first print run produced. And then, start marketing the book.
The funds raised in this campaign will go towards the cost of printing 500 initial copies of the book so that I can begin selling them directly to the public, send out review copies, and enable me to launch the first phase of marketing to distributors and retailers around the world.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my project. I hope that you will be inspired to make a pledge and support this heartfelt project.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my project. Any amount of pledge is greatly appreciated.
Let's make it happen!
Risks and challenges
This is a very low-risk project since all of the work required to get it to the printer is pretty much completed already.
For custom pet artwork featuring your pet, a high-resolution photo taken by you of your pet must be submitted at least 3 - 4 weeks before delivery of the final artwork. It is indicated that delivery of the custom collages would be in February, however, if your photo is not submitted by January 15, the artwork will not be delivered until at least 3 - 4 weeks after it is received on my end. I'm happy to work with your time schedule as needed if you can't send a good photo in due time.
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