Merry Christmas Eve!
I hope you and your family have enjoyed a wonderful Advent! I love celebrating Christmas for the entire month of December, taking time to savor the true... Read more
We recently heard that The Advent Storybook has already sold over 6,000 copies! Less than a month from the release date, a reprint was ordered!
It's also been rated #3... Read more
Digital Rewards Coming Next Week
Sorry I didn't mention anything about the digital rewards in my last update! We're putting the finishing touches on them, and they will be ready by the end of next... Read more
#1 New Release in Children's Bible Stories!
I hope you've all received your book and other rewards now! If not, please let us know, and we'll track it down! (I recently heard from someone in... Read more
Expect Your Package Soon!
We're finishing up the packing and will be shipping out the rest of the packages in the next few days!
We also posted the names of everyone who wanted to... Read more
First Packages Have Shipped!
The books for everyone who pledged at the $25 level (and who provided their address through the survey) have shipped!!
It's been a crazy week around here, but I hope... Read more
Delivery in October
Matt and I just learned that the books should arrive at our house by the end of next week! That means that you will be receiving your package (hopefully!) in... Read more
Thank you to everyone who has filled out the survey! Things are starting to come together: the giclee fine art prints are beautiful, the art cards look awesome, and the... Read more
Survey Coming This Week!
I'm working on the survey this week! You should receive it by Friday!
Also, for all the tiers who receive 5x7 Art Cards (starting at the $75 tier and above),... Read more
Survey Coming Soon
Matt and I are planning on sending out the survey in the next 2-3 weeks! Keep an eye out for it--that's how we’ll know where to send your books, fine... Read more
Matt and I are starting to dive into the fine details of getting rewards printed and ready to ship. The books are still being printed overseas, but we're starting to... Read more
My husband, Matt, found time to finish The Advent Storybook book trailer!
Thanks to Ian's beautiful illustrations, Matt's video-production skills, and our cute kids, it's a really good (short) video! ... Read more
Off to the Printing Press!
We've submitted the final book files to our publisher, David C. Cook, and they're sending it to the printing press! Here are a few more of my favorite illustrations (but... Read more
The final files for The Advent Storybook are due next week! We'll be submitting them to David C Cook, who will send them off to the printing press!
Many overseas... Read more
I wanted to write a quick update to share that Ian is finishing up the first round of illustrations and will begin working on his second round of sketches for... Read more
I wanted to share the 3 beautiful illustrations you previously saw as sketches! I love all of them! I'm so excited about this book!! I can't wait for Advent and... Read more
Behind the Scenes: First Sketches!
Ian has finished the first round of sketches!
In the coming weeks, he'll be adding color and completing them. But I wanted to give all of you a sneak-preview into... Read more
Release Date of October 1, 2018!!
I'm SO excited to write this update!
We've signed the contract and can now announce that our company (Chasing Hope Press) is working with...
David C Cook, who will be... Read more
Working on Contracts
I don't have much progress to share, but I wanted to let you guys know that the funds came through and now we're in the midst of working out contracts... Read more
Phase 1 - Check!
I'm SO thrilled (and amazed) that we get to make this book together!
I wanted to answer a few questions:
- If the contract with the publishing house is finalized... Read more
WE DID IT!!!
I can't believe I'm getting to say those words, but against all odds, we’re going to create The Advent Storybook! First, it will go to your homes--and... Read more
We're 94% funded and the campaign ends at midnight tomorrow!
We're SO close!
To be honest, I can't believe it, but I really think we're going to make... Read more
34 Hours to Go!
We're at 41% with 34 hours to go!
I've added a shipping option to several additional countries (UK, Australia, and New Zealand) based on requests. Previously, Matt had looked at... Read more
4 Days Left!
Just a quick update that we’re at 38% with 4 days left!
If you know anyone who might be interested in the book, please share!
Thank you for your support... Read more
We’ve reached 35%!!
We have 6 days to go!
No new developments on the potential partnership with the publishing company, but I’ll keep you updated!
If we’re able to reach... Read more
8 Days Left
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
We're at 28% with 8 days to go. Apart from a miracle, it's very unlikely that this campaign will be funded. If we... Read more
I don't have much to report today--we keep getting a little bit closer to the goal as each day passes, and we're at 26%. A kind man who has supported... Read more
We made it to 25% today!!
Matt and I have spent the evening contacting bloggers who may be able to help us spread the word to others interested in the... Read more
We're past 20%! Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, we currently have 21% of the funds needed to create this book!
We also have some new ideas for spreading the word,... Read more
We're just under 20% funded with 24 days to go!
Thank you to everyone who has believed in this project and pledged their support! It means so much to us.... Read more
This December, we're reading through the daily stories in The Advent Storybook as a family. We're currently learning about the life of Abraham and the big promises God made about... Read more
We're at 15% !
Just wanted to give a quick update for the day--we've reached 15% of the goal! Thank you to everyone who has been so generous in supporting the project!
We're continuing... Read more
We've Reached 10%!
Thank you so muchto everyone who has so generously contributed toward making The Advent Storybook a reality! I've been close to tears several times today, watching pledges come in... Read more