Another Facebook page

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Remember how much I despised Facebook a few years ago and I would make fun of it? Well, much like my indifference to cats (thank you Vinny!), I've turned the other cheek and I now LOVE it!
I think it was more of an "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" thing. I've talked about the amazing community that I've been introduced to through the blogging world and the same holds true for Facebook. I never would have met many of you that I now consider friends and it's all because of the power of social media. It reminds me of this old shampoo commercial.

And yes, I actually used this shampoo!

Do you know that 66% of my funding came through Facebook? Isn't that incredible? And it's all because "they told two friends and so on and so on and so on..."
I wanted to be able to keep my Kickstarter backers informed of the progress of the book, so I started a Facebook page for it and I want to share the link with you. Click HERE if you are so inclined.
I'm going to be posting illustrations, updates and also, general senior dog information. I thought this would be a great way to not only keep backers informed but to spread the word about the book. The more subsequent copies we sell, the more I can contribute to shelters after the initial run is exhausted. I'm excited that after one day, I already have 130 likes for the page!
I've never worked with a illustrator before but Jay is making it so easy. Initially, everything is done in a pencil sketch and then color is added later. Here are a few.  

I'm so thrilled that this is becoming a reality! Thank you, thank you for helping to spread the word about the project or I never would have gotten to this point. Love you guys!


  1. Congrats - all of what you're doing is very inspirational!

    I've been boycotting Facebook from the get-go, but may finally give in to the peer pressure soon. And I like amazing communities.

  2. Congrats on the book progress!! I never heard of kickstarter, I might give that a try for my own books.... Working with an illustrator is so much fun; it's great seeing your story come to life in pictures. Jay's pictures look great!

  3. Amazing what folks can do with a pencil and paper.

  4. "And yes, I actually used this shampoo!"

    Yes, I used shampoo too! It was so fun seeing that commercial again because it brought back so many memories!

    I am soooooo happy to hear about FB being such a powerful tool for getting funding for your book. That's awesome! I used to have an account with them, but deleted it because I just didn't use it or find a need for it. But I CAN see how helpful it is to others.

    LOVE the illustrations you shared for your book. They're AWESOME! And I am sooooooo happy that you got the funding for this book. Can't wait to see it completed!

    You GO, girl!


  5. @The Roving Retorter,
    Thank you! And that's for supporting the project. You can always pick and choose who you connect with so it's not so bad.

    Thanks! It's a crowd funding website. There's also one called IndieGoGO. It's pretty amazing, you should check it out! Let me know if you have any questions.

    @Simply Suthern,
    I know! Sometimes I can't even write my name correctly.

    To this day, I still remember the ingredients. That's marketing at its finest.

    Isn't it cool the reach that Facebook has?

    Thanks! He's really doing a great job. I can't wait, either! -)


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