This project's funding goal was not reached on July 4, 2012.
Poem of the Day 6/17/12 - Day 14 of 100
Oklahoma, illustrated by Starr Hardridge
This is a special Fathers Day pick today. Most of the artists involved with the project are from all over the world, and I have only met via email. But Starr is a friend who lives nearby, and this painting is of his son Cole, a friend of my son Bonham. The piece also comes from Starr's own childhood growing up in Oklahoma, surfing not on Mom's car but in horse troughs. Bonus points if your recognized the Oklahoma state bird, the scissor-tailed fly catcher! Thanks Starr for the wonderful painting, and Happy Fathers Day to Starr, and all the other dads out there!
One more personal note today: Happy First Birthday to my sweet, beautiful and wonderful daughter, Redding Isis!
Poem of the Day - 6/16/12 - Day 13 of 100
Bugs, illustrated by Caitlin Heimerl
Backers, big thanks for your support so far. PLEASE do all you can to spread the word. Forward this email, facebook, tweet, tell your friends. Email your local papers, or blogs you enjoy, and ask them to do a story on this project. We need a lot more backers to make this book a reality, I can't do it without help from all of you!
And don't forget to check out the free Sneak Peek of the first 22 poems in the book as a pdf, perfect for your computer or e-reader, at http://www.scribd.com/doc/97083601/Chocolate-Chips-Rocket-Ships-Sneak-Preview
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