Hello, my name is Karen Billing, I am an artist and illustrator based in West Cork
I have worked closely with people who are on the Autistic Spectrum for many years now and decided to write a book for children about the subject. My aim is to raise awareness and hopefully some acceptance of neural diversity in children.
The book describes a typical day in Lindys life Accompanied by her faithful dog she goes through her routines and also some of her more unique behaviors. Her mother acts as narrator.
The illustrations are highly colourful and patterned. It will be a soft backed book with 24 pages. I hope to get 500 copies printed with your help
This is my first attempt at writing and illustrating a children's book and I have really enjoyed the process.
I am asking for 2,000 euro for the project which will pay for:
IBSN registration 166 euro Printing cost for A4 landscape 24 pages full colour plus gloss laminated cover 500 copies 1,450e + 9% VAT (130.50e) price includes typography design total = 1746.50 160 e (approx) fundit.ie costs at 8% Remainder for marketing (approx 93 e)
I will be more grateful if, with your help, this project is realised.
Update posted on Monday 8th September '14 @ 10:09:41
We have reached the funding target for Lindy Loo
Im still in a state of elation!
A very BIG thank you to all funders.
I will keep you updated on events.
First stop today book printers.
Thank you again