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Hi, My name is Donna Nolan-Wilson, author and creator of the Grande Cousins, (The Traveling Jalapeno's) Illustrated by Jeff Vernon.
My Peppers are on a mission and that mission is to travel around the world bringing awareness to problems affecting real people in the real world. With inspirational songs, hope and love, my vision is for the Peppers, Rancho, Hector and Emilio and their friends, Tilley and Mason to make a difference in this world.
The first book in this series called, "The Traveling Jalapenos," was an introduction to the Peppers.
This is the second book in the series for which I have created this Kickstarter page. The Peppers are traveling from Nashville to Atlanta to meet the adorable Tripp Halstead who sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI) when a huge branch snapped on a tree under which little Tripp (he was only 2 years old at the time) was playing while at Daycare.
This story made National headlines. This little boy is one very sweet and built tough kid. He is a survivor with a great family and support system. Thousands of people have followed Tripp's journey and for me, this has touched very close to home. You see, I lived in Georgia for 12 years in the same town as Tripp. My granddaughter attended daycare and nursery school in that same town. His tragedy/story/journey has touched me deeply. When Tripp was finally released from the hospital after 5 months, he was released on my birthday, March 29th. I feel a connection to this boy and I believe I am supposed to help raise awareness of these issues to the general public in an effort for change and more. People can't help if they don't know help is needed.
Tripp is a miracle and so loved by so many that have never met him. He is an inspiration. He offers hope for the hopeless because he has survived this catastrophic brain injury. He is starting to show emotion, communicate, smile and he let's his parents know when he is not happy about something. In this book Tripp will introduce us to the hospitals that saved his life, the great organizations that have helped along the way and some of his other little friends that have same or similar severe health problems. This book will help bring awareness of the trials and tribulations these families go through. I am a writer and a songwriter but I am not an illustrator. I have created this Kickstarter to raise the funds I need to complete this project and then some.
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I NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN! The cover of the new book has been completed and this is the artwork on this page. With your help, the rest of the book can be illustrated, published, shipped and mailed very soon.
To complete the 1st book, we had a successful Kickstarter project that you can view by clicking the link. We pray this book has a successful Kickstarter as well.
We (Me & The Peppers) really can't wait to begin our journey to help bring awareness to the world about TBI and it's hardship on families. I am currently writing a song to accompany this book so be looking for news on that soon!
How can you help?
You can financially back us and help us reach our goal! The thing about Kickstarter is that we only get the money if we reach our total goal. With that in mind, please know that EVERY SINGLE $1.00 counts, no donation is too small. Check out our cool incentives for donating at different dollar amounts. If you can't support this project financially, please help us by sharing with your family and friends for free!
Share this link all over social media, email it to your contacts and your friends. Share, share, share please. The more places you share it, the more the message and project gets out there. Please help us get our Peppers out there. Please share the love. Whether through prayers, or sending love and good vibes our way, we appreciate all of your positive encouragement.
The Peppers are my passion. They were born of love. Love between grandparents and grandchildren and Taco Sunday dinners.
I just love them so much and I will work hard until every child and parent knows the Peppers and the Peppers message and songs. If passion is all we need to be totally successful, one day, The Traveling Jalapenos also known as The Grande Cousins, The Peppers, Rancho, Hector and Emilio will one day be a household name just like Sponge Bob or the Simpsons.
The bottom line is we need you, I need you and the Peppers need you to help the Peppers get out here with their messages of hope, love, empathy and volunteerism. We can't do it without you. With your help, our books can bring meaningful change, sweet memories, and positive encouragement to families everywhere. You will LOVE the Grande cousins as much as we do once you get to know them. Thank you so much for believing in us and our PEPPERS. YOU ROCK and thank you so much for helping.
Risks and challenges
Because we are self-published, the risk is small. This story is already almost totally written but we have to wait for this project to be completed because 2 of the rewards offer the creation of characters for this book so at this moment it is open ended. I know what role these characters play, we just need the first name of the new characters and the vegetable or animal they most think themselves if they were to turn into a vegetable or animal.
We completed a previous book publishing Kickstarter Project which you can view by clicking on the link at the top right hand in the baby blue area by my bio where is says "2 created." All the Perks were delivered to the backers in the date and place specified. There was no unhappy backers and no broken promises. We will conduct ourselves the same way again with this book project!
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