Today Tailored Yarn launches its first children’s fictional adventure story called Postpixie Missing in Action. This is a captivating and beautifully illustrated story about friendship; teaching children about empathy, confidence and perseverance. It is fourteen chapters long and suitable for children aged five to ten. I have read the book at my children’s school and it received a great reception. It has fifty pages of coloured illustrations which have taken years to complete but the results are breathtaking.
The story itself was inspired by a friend of mine who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, a rare muscle wasting condition, at the age of eleven. She worked as a hospital dietician and enjoys baking. We meet up for lunch every week and have read countless books together over the years. It was her idea to make the theme about the importance of depending on one another in a world which teaches us all about being independent.
The tricky part is that I am raising the money to cover the publishing costs through a kickstarter campaign which is an all or nothing platform. To get this charming tale, of pixies and woodland animals, onto the shelves in family homes, we need to hit a realistic and achievable target. I am selling my artwork for the first time along with copies of the book itself. I will mainly be relying on friends and family along with social media. It would be amazing to have a little help with publicity on this platform where I have read some amazing articles and met wonderful people through a local netwalking group.
A lot of people, after reading my profile, have contacted me to say I love the sound of what you are doing. For those who do not know, I write and illustrate meaningful bespoke stories for families with cancer or other terminal illnesses. I want to use my creativity and passion to make a difference in people’s lives when they face tough times. I have found this positive response so encouraging and I hope it means you might help me promote this book, campaign and business to get it off the ground.
So here is the exciting part: you can make a difference to this campaign and business without it costing you a penny. Just share or leave a comment on this article and the posts that I create over the next few weeks. By doing this you become part of this story. Your influence can make a positive difference in the lives of families with cancer and other terminal illnesses by helping this small voice be heard above the noise and traffic.