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An illuminated Journey through the Alphabet
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I created an Alphabet Book four years ago, called 'A Fine Book of Letters.' My inspiration was the flowers and animals from my daily life. Doves, bunnies, mice, nasturtiums, violets, etc. I live in a truly lovely place, on a river in Southeastern MA, and am grateful to the special creatures and plants with whom I share my home for their inspiration and unconditional love. This book is how I share that feeling with the children for whom I wrote it.

 'A Fine Book of Letters'

I had a small number of copies of 'A Fine Book of Letters' printed. I sold all of them, printed some more and sold all of them too. Bookstores, friends, and fans are clamoring for more. Now I have had the book redesigned by a professional book designer.

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I have a quote from a local printer for 500 copies and all I need is your help get this project to press. If you aren't able to watch the video and would like to see more of the letters, here is a selection:

B is for Booker Bunny, with a bell, before bluets and a butterfly. (I have kept bunnies all my life. Booker was a truly fabulous bunny, so here he is, in all his glory.)
B is for Booker Bunny, with a bell, before bluets and a butterfly. (I have kept bunnies all my life. Booker was a truly fabulous bunny, so here he is, in all his glory.)
F is for Fenway Frank, a fanatical Red Sox fan, who hangs out with the players and sleeps behind the scoreboard. (I am a devoted fan of the Red Sox. I love to listen to the games while I paint.)
F is for Fenway Frank, a fanatical Red Sox fan, who hangs out with the players and sleeps behind the scoreboard. (I am a devoted fan of the Red Sox. I love to listen to the games while I paint.)
I is for iris, and for inimitable Ira, who works at a florist shop. (I have been drawing mouse characters since I was a kid and they are often featured in my cards and in my little prints.)
I is for iris, and for inimitable Ira, who works at a florist shop. (I have been drawing mouse characters since I was a kid and they are often featured in my cards and in my little prints.)
J is for Junco, and for Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
J is for Junco, and for Jack-in-the-Pulpit.
K is for Kingfisher, knowledgeable about knapweed.
K is for Kingfisher, knowledgeable about knapweed.
M is for mice, maneuvering the Moon.
M is for mice, maneuvering the Moon.
N is for Nuthatch, negotiating nasturtiums.
N is for Nuthatch, negotiating nasturtiums.
R is for  Rosie, with her rocks and Rosa rugosa.
R is for Rosie, with her rocks and Rosa rugosa.

That's the story of how this project began, and where it will go. It would mean the world to me if you supported my project.

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    Two 6" x 11" mini posters of the alphabet, one to keep and one to share

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    A signed copy of the book and an original watercolor painting of one of the letters, matted and framed. Not all letters available (Please add $50.00 for postage and insurance for delivery outside the United States)

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