Mrs Dorian's Mystical Hat Emporium is my debut book.
The idea was conceived in Ennistymon, Co. Clare. It's aimed at younger readers 0-7 years. I use rhythm, rhyme and illustration to tell the story.
It's a series of ten books and each book is a new adventure. I am asking for funding to be able to print the first book in the series. Each book follows the same rhyming formula, they will be A5, (a great size for small hands!) 16 pages in total and accompanied by six full colour illustrations, hand painted by me.
What's it about?
When people enter Mrs Dorian’s shop they have an aliment or problem and with the help of her parrot Fred she makes mystical hats that whisk people off on adventures.
In the first book of the series a woman named Joanna who has lost her job, puts on a magical hat and is turned into a cat. On her adventures she meets an alley cat and together they join The Great Cats Choir.
It's a great book for parents to read with their children, it aids early learning language skills and the bright vibrant illustrations help to bring the story to life. I hope it will be enjoyed by both adults and children alike.
I would welcome any support you can give to help me be able to realise my dream to be a published writer. All funds will go directly towards printing and publishing costs. Printing will be done in Dublin.
Music for the video was provided by Cape To Clare.