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A children's book about the wild adventures of a Pit Bull rescued by an upscale New Yorker.

Hi, I'm Mary Gregory, a Los Angeles based writer.  I’ve received a lot of interest in this dog tale!  Now, I’m endeavoring to condense the story into a short (25 page) children's ebook with color illustrations and then invest in professional formatting. 

MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue is the story of a Pit Bull who struggles to fit in after he’s adopted into a Park Avenue home in Manhattan.  He gets loose and goes on a city-wide adventure of romance and peril.  The story is one many can relate to:  “I don’t fit in here.”  “Why do people judge me?”  He ultimately finds acceptance and love as a therapy dog.

I started this Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds necessary to pay the artist to create the original illustrations, to scan the artwork, and to fund the formatting. 

Funds will be applied as followed; Artwork ($400 per illustration, 15 Total), the Illustrator makes his living doing dog portraits and landscapes and he's my husband, so I got him cheap!  Art materials ($25/per illustration), scanning ($50/per illustration), formatting of all materials into an ebook($875).  Total:  $8,000

The current goal reflects the funds needed for this phase of the ebook project. Additional monies would be rolled into a fund to produce a hard copy version.

Roger Kabler is the artist/illustrator who will bring the story to life with his paintings.  Click below to see his Art Page.

Roger Kabler
Roger Kabler

Your contribution can = collaboration! If you donate at a certain level your dog can be in the book!  Just a few snapshots of your pet are needed.  Right now there is only one illustration that is shown on the Kickstarter and there are many more to fill.

Snapshot of Your Dog
Snapshot of Your Dog
Transforms into a character in the book!
Transforms into a character in the book!

The whole idea for the story was inspired by a photo of a Pit Bull I saw which showed the pathos and strength of these dogs.  The breeds’ mistreatment, the greed to turn them into fighting brutes for gambling or for ridiculous street credibility angers me.  I’ve focused on their inherent good natures not a violent upbringing that causes harm to them and others.

To thank you for your support of this project, I’m offering the following rewards for your generosity.  So you know how this works, I will only get the Kickstarter funds if I reach my goal.  If it’s a great success and goes beyond my goal I will roll that money into a fund to publish a hard copy of the book. 

The only hoops to jump through: sign up to Kickstarter (30 seconds) just to get a password. Then you donate through Amazon.  So if you have an Amazon account you are good to go.  If you have any trouble donating please contact me. ("Contact" button at the top right of the page)

THANK YOU!

Pledge of $5

An ebook copy of MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue. 

Pledge of $15

A Bookmark featuring Montague and an ebook copy of MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue.

Pledge of $25

A signed 6" X 4" Postcard featuring Montague and an ebook copy, MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue.

Pledge of $50

A signed 8” X 10” Digital Print of an illustration from the book. You get to choose from one of five scenes! An ebook copy of MONTGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue.

Pledge $75 (40 available)

BIT PART for Your Dog in the book. (Your dog will be clearly identifiable in a group scene like the Halloween Dog Parade for example.)  A signed 8” X 10” Digital Print of the page your dog is in.  An ebook copy of MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue.

Pledge $150 (30 available)

FEATURED PART for Your Dog in the book. (Your dog will be seen prominently on the page.) A signed 8” X 10” Digital Print of the page your dog is featured on.  An ebook copy of MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue.

Pledge $150 (6 available)

FEATURED PART for Your Cat in the book. Yes I said Cat! (Your cat will be seen prominently on the page.) A signed 8” X 10” Digital Print of the page your cat is featured on. An ebook copy of MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue.

Pledge $300 (10 available)

MAJOR ROLE for Your Dog in the book with a speaking part. A signed 16” X 20” Digital Print of the page your dog is featured on.  An ebook copy of MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue.

Pledge $500 (5 available)

Both You and Your Dog in the book. A signed 16” X 20” Digital Print of the page you and your dog are featured on.  An ebook copy of MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue.

Pledge $1500 (5 available)

Both You and Your Dog in the book. A signed 16"X20" digital print of the page You and Your Dog are featured on. Also, an Original Oil Painting by Roger Kabler of your dog in the landscape(not a page in the book) of your choice. Size up to 24” X 36” and an ebook copy of MONTAGUE: The Pit Bull of Park Avenue.  (International Shipping: please contact me to discuss additional shipping cost.)

EXAMPLE: Oil on canvas  "Walk by Walden Pond"  24" X 30" By Roger Kabler
EXAMPLE: Oil on canvas "Walk by Walden Pond" 24" X 30" By Roger Kabler


A special thanks to Seth Jordan (SJ) for the original music. Check him out at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/purple-x/id414418513.

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