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This is a book I wrote and illustrated for my nephew about 6 years ago, and would like to publish it for the 4 nieces I have since then

Pete Sandker
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 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!

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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.

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    One of the original illustrations for this book, signed by me! All illustrations have been painted on 140lb cold press watercolor paper measuring 8.5 x 11 inches. Once funding has been reached I will contact each backer for this reward with a survey of which illustration they want. First come first serve, but I will ask you to list your top choices so that you will get one you want. Remember that I have only shown a small selection of illustrations since I don't want to give away how the story ends!

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