We all know a kid like this! The one who needs the teddy bear... the coloring book... the umbrella... the comb... the zebra purse... so much stuff! In my life the kid with many, many favorite treasures is my daughter Delaney. We couldn't leave home without the checklist of 'necessary' things.
But she learned a lesson early - one we all will, if we're lucky - that there is such a thing as holding onto too much stuff. It's hard to swing with our friends on the monkey bars for instance, when we're weighed down by all of the things we think we need.
So, I decided to create a book that is fun to read, which benefits greatly from Annie Wilkinson's lively and charming illustrations. The story also stands as a good reminder that having a connection with friends and family is always more important than too much stuff.
I'm excited to offer digital ($8), hardback ($18), and personally signed copies of the book ($28)!
NEW REWARD! Spring Clean Toy Drive!
4 BOOKS + TOTE! Join me and my girls in a Spring Clean Toy Drive! Periodically, we go through our toys, look for those that are gently loved but no longer used, and gather ‘em up and drop ‘em off at the local Goodwill or ASPCA Rummage. I would love to see pictures of you and your kids - and even their classrooms - doing the same this May! In return, I’ll send you 4 signed copies of The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff - for you, your kids’ classrooms, and even the local library. + a cool The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff tote to carry them all in! For those in Central VA, I’ll throw in a classroom visit next fall to do a reading of the book at your child’s class.
Or, a great deal - 2 copies of the book in their very own The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff tote, all for $50!
And for my most generous benefactors - the ones who are giving that extra boost to make my debut title a reality in 2015 - I am offering a limited number of Executive Producer rewards. Your name on the title page, credited as an Executive Producer. Of course, priority to receive The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff when it is in print. And, a one-of-a-kind video, to download or on DVD, of my girls and me reading The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff - to YOU.
Thank you for checking out the rewards for The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff!
And a big thank you to my Early Birds for snapping up the limited edition $10 ARC of the book!
I've been writing children's stories inspired by my daughter's habits and personalities for a while. Writing may be a fairly solitary exercise, but publishing a book definitely is not. I've gathered together a team of artists who will make sure The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff looks amazing when it is released in September 2015. By preordering the book, you are contributing to the cost of:
- Cover design
- File formatting
- and even helping me out with the production of this Kickstarter campaign.
When you click the green button at the top of this page that says "Back This Project", you'll be joining over 7 million people who have backed books and other projects on this site - so you will be in good company.
Also: A lot of people get confused about this... but you do NOT need Facebook to pledge to The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff. After you pick your reward, you'll be asked to sign in, and it will look something like this:
Thank you for preordering your copy of The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff right here on Kickstarter, today!
I know not everyone is in a position to pledge through Kickstarter. But help of all kinds is appreciated! You'd have my gratitude if you:
- Share this campaign link on Facebook and Twitter
- Become my friend on Facebook
- Email your friends with kids like Delaney and let them know about The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff!
This opportunity to preorder The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff lasts only until Thursday, April 30th at MIDNIGHT. Thank you for preordering your copy - or picking up one of the other great rewards - today!
Thanks for continuing all the way down to the end of the campaign! Just for you, here is a sneak preview of some of the great art by Annie Wilkinson in The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff:
Risks and challenges
There are so many steps to publishing a book, and it is a sequential process. In the ever-changing world of publishing, it is certainly possible that there may be delays in production. That said, my creative team is in place to work through any unforeseeable snags, as we are committed to publishing The Girl Who Carried Too Much Stuff!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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