SO close!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I know it's been a while since I updated you on my Kickstarter project. Yes, remember that project I started back in the fall??
For those of you who are new to my blog, I'm a huge advocate of senior dog adoption so I wrote a children's book about the joy of loving a senior dog. It follows the path of a little boy named Oliver to finding his new furry best friend.
It's taken far longer than I anticipated but I take the blame. It was a bold endeavor to think that I could focus on this during the holiday season and get it out in time for Christmas gift giving when the whole process was so Greek to me.
I had never worked with an illustrator before but Jay Schwartz was such a professional and so great to work with. He did a fantastic job interpreting my vision and bringing in some great suggestions to make my characters come to life even better than I imagined!
One the illustrations were done, it was on to the actual typesetting of the book. Again, I was clueless to the whole process so when my first proof came back and I was asked what I thought of the font, I had no idea what to compare it to so it took a while to get everything just right. I got my final printed proof in the mail today and it's FABULOUS!!
I'm so excited to get it in print and into the hands of my Kickstarter backers and the general public! At this risk of sounding boastful, I think it has a great message and I'm hoping that it makes people think twice before they choose their next pet.  
I should have the books in hand within two weeks.
Two. Weeks!!
Sophie's beside herself with excitement!


  1. "I should have the books in hand within two weeks.

    Two. Weeks!!"

    *doing the HAPPY dance*

    Chrissy, what GREAT news!!!!!!!!

    And to Chrissy's readers: I've already read one of the proofs and she's's FABULOUS!!! The illustrations are beyond charming and the story itself will warm your heart. GREAT book!

    Again, congrats, girl. I am so happy and excited for you!


    1. Thank you, Ron! And thank you for all your support with this project from the start. :-)

  2. It is always excitng when your hard work comes to fruition. Congrats to you. I now know a real author.

    1. Yes, it's been a long road. Thank you! I promise not to act like a Supah Stah.


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