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A kids' book showing the fun and environmental benefits of the cycling lifestyle through the eyes of two dogs and their animal buddies.
A kids' book showing the fun and environmental benefits of the cycling lifestyle through the eyes of two dogs and their animal buddies.
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Update On Buddy Pegs - Book #2 Coming Your Way!

Posted by Scott and Jannine Fitzgerald (Creator)
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Hey everyone!

We hope you have been enjoying our emails and keeping up a bit on what we are up to.  This past year has been incredible and thanks to you we have sold almost 5,000 copies of B Is For Bicycles!  Each copy helps to connect kids to the building blocks of lifelong happiness through the power of the bicycle!

The holidays kept us really busy and now we are looking down the 2017 pipeline!  We have a couple of announcements that we would like to make to you all first, the ones who made this all happen!  

PODCASTING is where it's at!  If everyone else is going to launch a podcast, why shouldn't we! Stay tuned for some clips from our upcoming Buddy Pegs podcast that we are shooting to release in March!  This Podcast will allow the characters in our first book to develop through storytelling that children will love!  We hope parents will love this too as it may just allow you a few minutes to get dinner ready, read the paper, take a shower or even grab a quick glass of wine:)

BOOK #2! - Yes, we are in the process of writing book #2!  We are so excited for our animal friends from B Is For Bicycles to start having more adventures based out of Buddy Pegs, your local bicycle shop.   We plan on launching a Kickstarter for Book 2 this Spring and we hope for your support again as we continue to inspire kids through the power of the bicycle.

We have a bit of a newsflash for book 2.  We are in the process of looking for a new illustrator. Kathleen Hanson has entered a phase of her life where work constraints and starting a family has limited her time.  We all know it takes a lot of work to raise healthy, independent little people!  Though we will miss her we are excited to move forward with another talent who is equally invested in the Buddy Pegs Mission.

There are 2 ways we are asking for your help:

1- If you are an illustrator yourself or know someone who may be a great fit please send them this link that gives detailed instruction on how to submit.  Our contact info is included as well: 

http://www.buddypegs.com/illustrator

2 - We've been running a contest to find a new illustrator for our second children's book. Would you take a minute to rate these 8 submissions so we can get a feel for what style resonates with people? 

https://www.freelancer.com/contest/poll-OTM5MDM3OjE=

In the meantime, if you have not done so, please sign up for our newsletter so we can keep you posted as we launch new phases of Buddy Pegs!

Thank you again for all of you support,

Scott, Jannine and Braden

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