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By Jessica Spawn
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About

Author &  Illustrator
Author & Illustrator

 

 
Meowmy and her insPURRation
Meowmy and her insPURRation

 

The world needs more ways to be united! So, I decided to write a book about how one PURRson (or kitten) can make a difference and change the world for the better. It's a story of hope, belonging, community, inclusion, and compassion!

With so much division in the world right now and I want to look for ways to come together and smile, and enjoy, and be inspired to help others.  That is what "The Christmas Kitten" means to me and I'm hoping to help "create a culture of kindness." 

It is a story about an orphan kitten who is rescued by Santa's Reindeer, and through his big-hearted wish, ALL the cats get homes on Christmas. 

We all need community and I want to get this message of heart, hope, and helping each other out into the world for this PAWliday season, to be enjoyed by generations to come! 

About the Author:

My life is weird, and PAWsome. I'm a filmmaker/artist/entrepreneur and truly one of the biggest "cat enthusiasts" you will ever meet...and also have a film about it www.InstagramCatMom.com oh, and sometimes when working with cats...they don't want to (thankfully this PAWject is a book...lol!)  Enjoy my "behind the scenes" footage titled "cat smack" HERE.

Thank MEW :) so much for supporting and sharing with your FURRiends  and for being a part of my journey :) I'm so excited to share this book with the world this PAWliday season :)

Risks and challenges

I have never published a book! HOWEVER, I'm a quick study and have the team of people ready to pull it off successfully, all I need now is the funding. So far everyone has DONATED their time and talents to this book ready. Now I need to crowdfund this and pay all the deserving, hard-working, caring, generous people who are on my team and have gotten me set up to GO :) Once in place, the process will unfold:

I have the book FULLY drafted (rough draft). It is FULLY written. I have the team in place and ready to go:

Necessary to complete this book!

-Illustrator (in this budget)
-Graphic Design (in this budget)

Extra people for getting it out into the hands of MANY :)

-Web (if we exceed the goal)
-Media (if we exceed the goal)
-Marketing (if we exceed the goal)

I will be self-publishing on Amazon through their "createspace" platform. The only thing I need now is funding for the team. The Graphic Designers worked with a friend who also used createspace recently and are equipped to walk this process into the final phase once the book had the final Illustrations.

I have held a copy of the exact sizing of the soft-back book I will be creating, so really the only potential risks I can forsee are not getting enough funding. It's print on demand, so aside from the books I will be ordering to fulfill the rewards, people will be able to order when they wish and it will be printed and arrive at their home :)

Thanks for consideration and for supporting the pet PAWject!!!

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    Helper Cat

    Everything matters! You matter! Thank MEW for your support! You will receive aPURReciation & email updates about the PAWject sent with love.

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    Classy Cat

    Show the world that you love kitties! Proudly wear this special sticker on yourself AND and place it on an unsuspecting friends laptop, guitar case, or car bumper.

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    Kindle Cat

    MEW receive a copy of this little gem to enjoy on your kindle :) Plus stickers to wear and share!

    AND, you get to be on my "launch team" which will be an inner circle of passionate cats who want to see this book succeed!

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    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
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    Old-school Cat

    You aPURReciate the tangible fun that comes with holding a book in your hands! This colorful soft-back will fast become your favorite PAWliday read!

    I envision MEW sitting by the fireplace with some kidos or cats and reading aloud as everyone enjoys the journey of this orphan kitty’s triumph through the story and images seen on the page.

    Plus, as a launch team member, you will receive an advanced digital copy to be the FURRst to read and review.

    Includes:
    • Soft-back FULL color book copy edition of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
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    Quirky Cat

    MEW see the vision here and love kitties! This level will include a special surPURRise treat in addition to the stickers and soft-cover illustrated aMEOWzing book! And you will be on the launch team which is VITAL to the books overall success!

    Includes:
    • surPURRise gift...ps, you're cat might enjoy this one :)
    • Soft-back FULL color book copy edition of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
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    PAWtograph Cat

    When you open your book to enjoy on this PAWliday season, you will also get to enjoy this cat mom's signature and best kitten wishes for your and your family!

    Also I'll add a second book for you to share with your FURRiends as a gift :)

    Includes:
    • PAWtographed copy of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Soft-back FULL color book copy edition of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
    • surPURRise gift...ps, you're cat might enjoy this one :)
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    VIP Cat

    You get to attend a VIP launch party and meet the author! This will be the event of the season, you will receive your book autographed PURRsonally by me, the author, and get to hobnob with other like-minded Kitten & Christmas loving people :)

    Travel and lodging not included, but for my local to Dallas cats, this is a PURRfect way to begin your PAWliday season :)

    Of course you get the PAWtographed book as well as an extra for a FURRind, plus all the other goodies listed!

    Includes:
    • VIP Launch Party PURRticipant
    • PAWtographed copy of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Soft-back FULL color book copy edition of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
    • surPURRise gift...ps, you're cat might enjoy this one :)
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    Representative Cat

    MEW are a passionate cat and like to represent! This reward comes with an exclusive PAWliday hoodie with "The Christmas Kitten" on the back :)

    Along with VIP access to the PAWty and all the other goodies!

    The PAWtographed copy and an extra for a FURReind!

    Includes:
    • "The Christmas Kitten" signature PAWliday hoodie
    • VIP Launch Party PURRticipant
    • PAWtographed copy of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Soft-back FULL color book copy edition of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
    • surPURRise gift...ps, you're cat might enjoy this one :)
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    Rescue Cat

    Mew are a CATalyst for kindness and change :) This reward includes all the fun above, but I will also share 20 books in your honor with a local kitty rescue to help raise awareness on adoptions and finding homes for our beloved felines!

    And of course you get the PAWliday hoodie plus all the other fun!

    Includes:
    • 20 books shared to a cat shelter
    • "The Christmas Kitten" signature PAWliday hoodie
    • VIP Launch Party PURRticipant
    • PAWtographed copy of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Soft-back FULL color book copy edition of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
    • surPURRise gift...ps, you're cat might enjoy this one :)
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    Fat Cat

    You are a cat LOVER! You want to see them happy, healthy, and loved! This level will reward you with a PAWtographed copy, stickers, surPURRises, and will share 50 books with the rescue of your choosing!

    You get to be a HUGE part of how “One (kitten’s) idea can change everyone’s life.”

    Includes:
    • 50 books shared to a cat shelter
    • "The Christmas Kitten" signature PAWliday hoodie
    • VIP Launch Party PURRticipant
    • PAWtographed copy of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Soft-back FULL color book copy edition of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
    • surPURRise gift...ps, you're cat might enjoy this one :)
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    Classroom Cat

    You want to see the next generation impacted by the kindness and joy of this little Kitten. If you have a young child who loves cats & christmas, then this is the PURRfect reward level for you! This includes up to 100 books for your kids class to enjoy this Christmas!

    Disclosure, I don't have kids...I'm a cat mom, so I have no idea how this would work IRL, but if you have a kid, you can fill me in on the logistics...And you can pass these out to their class or give them to the parents for a Christmas gift of kitty love :)

    Includes:
    • up to 100 books for your child's class to take home and enjoy!
    • "The Christmas Kitten" signature PAWliday hoodie
    • VIP Launch Party PURRticipant
    • PAWtographed copy of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Soft-back FULL color book copy edition of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
    • surPURRise gift...ps, you're cat might enjoy this one :)
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    Name THE Cat

    It's a boy!!! What is his name?! This level is the MEOWst special! Not only do you get to share this book with cat rescues and represent in the hoodie (I will send you 4)...BUT, you get to name him.

    For the sake of the writing, and the rhyming, and the broader idea of "anyone" the name will not appear within the text between the pages, HOWEVER, this kittens name will be featured on the cover, within the stocking the kitten sits in :)

    If you have a favorite cat, this book would be a PURRfect way to share your kitty's love with the world. It's quite a grand gesture I realize, but, hey, it's something I would do if I could, so why not make the PURRposal for MEW!

    Includes:
    • Name the Kitten!
    • 50 books shared to a cat shelter
    • "The Christmas Kitten" signature PAWliday hoodie
    • VIP Launch Party PURRticipant
    • PAWtographed copy of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Soft-back FULL color book copy edition of "The Christmas Kitten"
    • Digital copy of "The Christmas Kitten" for Kindle
    • 2 cat stickers and aPURReciation
    • surPURRise gift...ps, you're cat might enjoy this one :)
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