One Year Anniversary of the World Cup Mouse Kickstarter Campaign
Hello Backers of World Cup Mouse,
Today, December 21, 2014 marks the one year anniversary of the successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to publish World Cup Mouse.... Read more
World Cup Mouse Screenplay
Hello Kickstarter FOLLs (Friends of Louie LaSurie),
Just wanted to let you know that I adapted World Cup Mouseto be a screenplay for an animated family film. The script... Read more
Book Trailer for World Cup Mouse
I'm excited to share with you the book trailer for World Cup Mouse. Thank you to Brent Streeper for helping to produce it.
Please share the video... Read more
World Cup Mouse Ready to Kick Off!
Hello Kickstarter Backers,
Thanks to your support, World Cup Mouseis about to launch into the world! The official publication date is May 20th. The book will be available then... Read more
The Final Book Cover!
Thank you to everyone who weighed in with your opinion on the various cover options we were considering. Here is the final cover design, courtesy of Chris Molé, the book... Read more
Which is your favorite cover?
Our wonderful book designer, Chris Molé, is refining the cover for World Cup Mouse. Which one of the following five options do you like best? (We don't... Read more
The Real Work
Hello World Cup Mouse Backers,
Gary Snyder ends his poem, "I Went Into the Maverick Bar" with these lines:
We left—onto the freeway shoulders—
... Read more
Ja, Si, Da, Oui!
Ja, si, da, oui. Yes, yes, yes, yes!
Those were the magic words of my grandfather, Charles Gelman, who, as ChaGel the Magician, performed magic shows in his eighties... Read more
We Done Did It!
As you might have surmised from the previous update, we met our goal!
154 of you have pledged $8,299 so far. I am deeply grateful to... Read more
The Final Push - And a Hoped-for Celebration
Hello Loyal Lovers of Louie and Pleasant Plucky Pledgers (can you say that three times fast without stumbling? If so, let me know and win a secret prize, namely a... Read more
Pledge Party Fun
Here are some pics from last night's gathering. Thanks to all who came and all who participated in spirit. As of this morning, we're only about $600 away from reaching... Read more
For those of you who can't come to tonight's Pledge Party, and even those of you who can, here is your virtual pizza. Enjoy, or as Louie would say, bon appetit... Read more
Pledge Party On!
Just a reminder that you are invited to a Kick Louie Over the Top (not literally) Pledge Party Thursday night from 6 pm to 8 pm at Standing... Read more
P.S. - Site Link
P.S. The link to refer people to for making pledges is http://kck.st/1aCKor6.
3 Days, 3 Actions
Hello Faithful World Cup Mouse Aficionados,
There are three days remaining in our Kickstarter campaign and about $3,000 still to raise. We can do it!
Would you be willing to... Read more
Louie is Famous(e)
The Ashland Daily Tidings ran a front page story on our Kickstarter campaign yesterday. You can read it at http://www.dailytidings.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20131216%2FNEWS02%2F312160301.
Please share the link with friends who might be interested or... Read more
Booster Pledge Premiums
Hello Generous World Cup Mouse Backers,
As of this morning, 101 people have made pledges for World Cup Mouse. It's humbling to me to be the recipient of your... Read more
We're entering the home stretch
We're entering the final lap of our Kickstarter campaign, and like young Chip, aka Ricky Seidman, from James Madison High School in this photo, it's time to kick... Read more
Louie Gets to Try Out
Here's me reading a scene in World Cup Mouse about Louie getting a chance to try out for the French Team.
And here is Ursula the illustrator's preliminary... Read more
Hello Noble Pledgers,
Yesterday, Vickie Aldous of The Ashland Daily Tidingsinterviewed me for a story on the World Cup Mouse Kickstarter campaign. Today, Tidings photographer Jamie Lusch came to... Read more
Kick Louie Over the Top Pledge Party
Hello FOLL (Friends of Louie LaSurie),
Thanks to your generous pledges, we're almost halfway to reaching our funding goal with 11 days left. Please keep spreading the word about World... Read more
Two weeks to go
Hello Loyal Likers of Louie,
Our Kickstarter campaign for World Cup Mouseends exactly at the moment of winter solstice, namely 9:11 am PST on Saturday, December 21st. That means... Read more
Louie first kicks a human-sized ball
The following scene, where Louie kicks a human-sized ball for the first time instead of the dried pea with which he has been practicing, may help inform your... Read more
Another cover possibility
Thank you to everyone who ventured an opinion regarding the two book cover options I sent yesterday. I appreciate your thoughtful reflections. To read what everyone said, go to Update... Read more
Vote on the cover
Hello Generous Pledgers,
We're trying to decide which cover we should use for World Cup Mouse. Do you prefer Version 1 or Version 2? Keep in mind that Version... Read more
New premium: World Cup Mouse t-shirts!
Hello Wonderful World Cup Mouse backers and would-be backers,
Good news: All people who pledge $100 or more will now receive as an additional premium an official, Louie LaSurie-endorsed World Cup... Read more
New Publication Timeline
I learned last week that Ursula Andrejczuk, the magnificent illustrator of World Cup Mouse, is beginning an intensive assignment that will delay the release of the book by several... Read more
A Milestone Reached
Thanks to early backers like you, we've raised more than 20% of our goal. There's still a long way to gone, but we're on our way.
Kickstarter reports that the... Read more
Thank you, early backers
On this eve of Thanksgiving, I want to thank you for being among the first to pledge to World Cup Mouse.
Thank you for your generosity and your support... Read more
Feedback from the Editor
Hello Faithful Kickstarter Backers,
I just received editorial suggestions from my editor, Angelle Pilkington. She wrote, "I found Louie’s story to be uplifting, exciting, humorous, and inspirational…Louie is absolutely lovable,... Read more