Wow, a lot is happening over here all of the sudden!  After so much time feeling stuck with the progress, it feels incredible to be moving forward on both the house and the next book.

We actually finished the roof!  And by “we”, I mean Jonathan and all the incredible help he has had from friends and family.  It even poured rain yesterday, and it didn’t matter…because we have a roof now!

So, as promised, here are some photos of the house as it’s coming together.

The insulation went down really fast last Sunday, with the help of many friends.  Then the rubber under-layment had to be stretched out straight on a curved roof…super fun.

And then came the beautiful copper roof!  (We found it at a 2nd hand lumber store, and I was so excited to have this yummy color!)

Now that the curved edges are all cut, and the trim is in place…it is officially done!

So, as Jonathan has been working on the house every ounce of daylight, I’ve been doing the night shift finishing the illustrations for Lily & the Fox so the books can be printed for Christmas.

Thank you to all of you who helped me raise over half the goal in 24 hours!  That’s incredible!  I’ve only got 3 more days to get all the illustrations complete, and to raise the the rest of the deposit for the printers.

If you haven’t already, please check out the campaign and pre-order your signed hardcover copy at 25% off the cover price!

I just need to pre-sell 43 more copies to be able to get the printing started!  I would be so very thankful if you could share this campaign with anyone you know who has kids in their lives, (or kids at heart).

In case you missed the scoop on the book…

This fully illustrated 8.5″x11″ hardcover book is perfect for elementary aged kids, but is a story for all ages.  Lily is a shy girl, and is too timid to make friends with the boys at her fishing spot (you may remember them from the last book!).  But after a meeting with a wild red fox, Lily learns to be brave and reach out for new connections.

You can pre-order your copy HERE.

I am so excited to see all this coming together!  Both the house…AND the book!

Thank you so much for your ongoing support!


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