Lily & the Fox is at the printers!

A giant thank you to everyone! We did it!

The file was delivered to the printers just in the nick of time on Monday, and the UPS truck arrived this morning with the proofs already! We are on track for delivery in time for Christmas!

Please keep sharing the GoFundMe campaign…I still need to pre-sell 78 more copies by December 10th to pay the balance for the printers. Thanks so much for all your support with this!!

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Will you help me write the ending to the next book?

IMG_6162There are a lot of changes happening around here, but I will share more about that later.

For now, I have a favor to ask, and this has been on my plate for over a year.  I am a bit shy to ask this, but would you be willing to help write the ending to Lily & the Fox?

Most of you know about Peter & the Owl, the first children’s book I wrote.  (If you haven’t read it yet, you can download a free ebook copy HERE.)

If you know me at all, you know that writing and illustrating the book was one of the most joyful things I have ever done.  And you know that the full vision is that it will become a whole series of books about kids reconnecting with nature, and meeting an animal that helps them in their life.

Well, a long story short…the next one is Lily & the Fox, and I’ve had it 95% written for the past year and a half.

Every morning I hike up the hill to say good morning to the land, to give thanks, and to “check in” with Spirit.  Every morning I hear the words, “Are you working on the book?  You need to finish the book.  Why are you not working on the book?”  A variety of things crept up to keep me from finishing it, including plenty of logistics like finances and our house build…but the most notable to point out was the thought, “Do I really deserve to be THAT happy?”

Wow.  Yes, that’s right.  Please tell me I’m not the only one who has experienced this disabling thought.

Anyways…it is time.  It is actually well past time to bring this book into the world and into the hands of as many kids as possible.  The story is not even my own.  It was whispered in my ear by the fox herself.  And so with that said, I am humbly sharing my rough draft with you, with the hopes that you read it with the kids in your life, are inspired, and help create the ending of the story together with me.

The working rough draft can be read in full HERE.

I started working on the cover for the first time today, and I’ve included it above.  What do you think?  It’s a good start, yes?

Please cozy up on the couch with some tea, light a candle together, and let me know your ideas for what Lily should do at the end of the story.