I wrote and illustrated this book for my nephew, Avery when he was 6 years old. He's 12 now, and a bit old for it, but still talks about how much he loves it. I have 4 nieces ranging in age from 1 to 9, and I would love to get a real copy of Snowball and the Sasquatch for them. The one I made for my nephew was just a computer print out stapled together. I have shown this book to a few other people who are constantly hounding me about getting it published so they can read it to their kids as well.
When I first wrote it, I managed through a friend of a friend of a friend ect. to get the editor to the children's book division at Random House to take a look at it. I actually called him and talked to him twice! He said it was a great book with excellent illustrations, but that it ended too abruptly. I did it again and sent it in again, but I think it was lost in the shuffle of all the books he must get. Anyway, I would like to re write it and add a few more illustrations, and then it will be ready to print. I have 31 watercolor illustrations for it and I feel that only about 2 more would be enough to make the ending how I want.
The story involves an albino baby sasquatch named Snowball who lives in the woods down south. He has a father, The Sasquatch, who has black fur like a sasquatch is "supposed" to have. The story is really about a father's love for his child now matter how different it is, and how everything works out great in the end.
I got the idea from watching the great indie "horror" film The Legend of Boggy Creek, which follows the search for the southern version of bigfoot. I came away from the movie thinking about how the sasquatch is probably misunderstood and just a peaceful creature!
Risks and challenges
The challenges I face are completing the new illustrations, but that is a challenge I will enjoy! After that, I will have the book published in the highest quality within my budget and then put them up for sale on my Etsy page and at art fairs that I travel to. The fact that I have most of the illustrations done, and the story done gives me a lot of confidence that this project will be successful.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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