I’m Holly Becker, a freelance writer from Cornelius, NC, and I’ve written my first children’s book, Bed Head: A Hair-Raising Adventure. I’m teaming up with a talented illustrator, Pablo Agurcia, also making his children’s book debut. The book already has been written and illustrated. The only thing needed is the funding to print this project and make it a reality! My desire is for Bed Head: A Hair-Raising Adventure to be the first of many children’s books to come. I have several more stories just waiting to find their way onto pages.
About the author
A writer for local magazines, newspapers, and business and social media sites for more than 15 years, I’ve always wanted to publish a children’s book. Bed Head is the fulfillment of that dream. I’m a mother of three children (13-year-old boy/girl twins and a 10-year old son). After my children were born, I became particularly fascinated with children’s literature. I love reading books to children and marveling at the creativity of picture books, both the imaginative storytelling and vivid illustrations.
About the illustrator
(Hi! Pablo here) Born and raised in Honduras, I’ve been drawing, doodling, sketching and painting most my life. Although I grew up imitating and aspiring to the art of comic books and animated TV shows, I’ve always found such quiet and complex beauty in children’s picture books. So much has to be told with so little, and it has to be told well to keep the imagination and attention of kids. I have two children of my own (a three-year-old girl and a one-year-old boy) who I use as excuses to collect more and more children’s books so I can selfishly enjoy the amazing art and storytelling. Having a chance to illustrate Holly’s amazing story and read them a book with my own art is a lifelong dream I hope you can help come true.
The inspiration for this book
Inspired by my experience as a mom, Bed Head: A Hair-Raising Adventure is a story that children, parents, teachers and caregivers will find relatable. We’ve all woken up with a bad case of bed head at some point in our lives. Bed Head is the story of what happens to your hair at night while sleeping. It's quite an adventure!
Like many children, my kids, particularly when they were younger, were not big fans of hairbrushes. It was often a challenge to get them to brush their locks, even when they awoke with hair sticking up in all different directions. In fact, many of the lines from this story are actual words that came from conversations with my kids about their bed head.
What levels can you help support our dream:
We ship anywhere in the world! "Bed Head" will be shipped from the United States. We will be shipping from North Carolina using ShipStation. Postage is approximately: US--$5, Canada--$10 and International--$15.
We have a few stretch goals ready to be added on to the campaign as soon as we hit our goal! Details will be shared as we get closer to getting funded.
The book has already been written and illustrated and printing files are being prepped. We've almost secured a printer. As soon as this campaign successfully backed we will send the files to the printer!
Once we receive the books, we'll sign each copy and packaged them as best we can in bubble wrap and a cardboard mailer to keep your book as protected as possible for transit.
Risks and challenges
We have already written the book and illustrated it. We can't wait to share our children's book with readers everywhere. Our biggest challenge is keeping to our deadline and ensuring the printer can deliver on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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