What is this project all about?
I'd like to fundraise to get my five children's books printed and published as part of a series called Tikaboo Tales.
I conjured up these stories while living with Tikaboo and Kodi, my beloved and nutty huskies, when I lived in Northern Arizona and later they really got going when I worked as a Vet Nurse student. I feel passionate about getting their messages out to the world, i.e., the importance of showing empathy towards each other - and indeed all animals - as well as seeing how changing our perspectives can alter the quality of our lives. Young children will feel encouraged by these tales when they read how the main characters were initially marginalised by their respective communities to later become loved and valued for their individual talents. You could say they're not fiction at all!
Let's Get Specific
Further details on each of their storylines with more image samples can be viewed on www.tikabootales.com/publications. As you can see on my video, I printed a copy of each book to make sure they will look great on your bookshelves. Final edits will be made to the books when the funding comes in as some levels of the rewards might require amendments.
Book 1: Icicle on His Bicycle - The Misunderstood Husky
Book 2: The Trouble with Traoloch - The Collie with Flair
Book 3: Scruffy & the Coracle
Book 4: The Weather Dog
Book 5: Smidgen & the Bear
Where Does Your Money Go?
Printing (including ISBN numbers and barcodes) @ €750 per book x 5 = €3,500
Professional proofreading services = €450
Rewards = €650
Misc + Fund it commission
What Makes You Think It Will Work?
I had printed a small number of these three books to sell at a local bookstore as a trial run. The small print run was expensive per unit but the experiment was worth it: each copy sold! So now I think it's time I got them published properly as clearly there is an interest out there in these stories and their message. With your support, we'll launch these characters into the world!
What's in It for You?
You will help spread a message that alleviates young readers' fear of rejection while also drawing attention to the vulnerability of animals and nature. You will also have supported the making of projects in Ireland.
With the amendments needed for the rewards, I am planning for the printed books to be in the post to you by the 1st November 2020, the Celtic New Year, all going well. Of course, I will keep you up-to-date during each step of the funding and printing process. After all none of this would be happening without your kindness and support in the first place!
Thank you for believing that these stories are worth getting out there! These five books are part of a seven-book series in the works so there's a lot more where they came from!
Once again, THANK YOU!!!