Sapphire's Castle is an adventure Children's Book, where the female lead and heroine defeats a dragon with her best friend Archer. This book is important to us because it helps to promote diversity in our children's books - which is definitely lacking.
Diversity within books will help to enrich our children's lives and their world view to make our communities stronger and more tolerant. In having three sons, I was so excited to write a book with an African-American, female lead to help in their social education.
We are raising funds to print a quality hardcover, full-color book and also to produce fun rewards your family and friends can enjoy. We promise to keep you updated after our funding and get your rewards to you as quickly as possible. We can't wait for you to fall in love with Sapphire's Castle too.
Here are just a few of the images that illustrator Kory Fluckiger developed for this new book:
How Sapphire's Castle Came to Be: When my family noticed that most books had a male lead when it came to adventure and bravery, I knew I wanted to create something different. With that being said, I decided to make a full-color children's book that put a brave little girl in the heroine role for Sapphire's Castle.
About the Illustrator: We were so grateful to find Kory Fluckiger for the illustrations in both Sapphire's Castle, and my prior book, The Mighty Knights. He has an amazing way of making pictures come alive on paper for children and parents.
Want to check out more about Kory? Check out his website: http://www.koryfluckiger.com/
Your Rewards and Our Plan: As we are self-publishing, this means that we have to print our books in small batches. The PRO to this, is that the books will be VERY high-quailty hardcover, full, brilliant color. The printing of Sapphire's Castle will be ready by fall 2015. This means that we plan to ship all rewards to your door, in December.
Passion for Diversity and Passion for Children's Books: Please help us to fund our campaign, and remember that if we don't reach our goal of $2,800, we get NOTHING and Sapphire's Castle will NOT be printed! And that... would make us very sad. Let's bring Sapphire's Castle to life together - a book we know you, your family and friends will fall in love with, over and over again.
Risks and challenges
This is a relaunch so all the kinks have been worked out. We have partnered with a great printer and the proofs look AMAZING!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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