And now for something completely different.
Usually, I’m writing fantastical stories for adults. Today, my friend Bree Roldan and I launched our first ever Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the creation and printing of Only Freaks Turn Things Into Bones – a children’s picture book about a little grim reaper who deals with bullying.
Both Bree and I were victims of bullying ourselves, so this book is very close to our hearts. Only Freaks Turn Things Into Bones uses darkly gothic humour to address the very real issue of being different. How do you find a way to get through when people bully you for being who you are?
Only Freaks Turn Things Into Bones will help kids remember to celebrate the fact that they are different and unique, and that bullies don’t get to define who you are or who you want to be.
Please back the Kickstarter!
We’ve got 30 days to raise $8,000 to make Only Freaks Turn Things Into Bones happen. The Kickstarter has only been live for a few hours and we’re already at 15% of our goal. Help us create this weird little book by backing the Kickstarter – we’ve got heaps of cool rewards for backers, including copies of the book, art prints, dedications, and t-shirts.
We’re shipping books out in time for Christmas, so if you know any kids or parents who’d like this book, then grab one of them. Christmas shopping = sorted.
If you’re one of the people who has already supported the Kickstarter, I cannot thank you enough. You are seriously amazing. This book has been a long-time dream of mine, and to see it actually maybe happening is just… wow. I really want it to make a difference. This is the power of art and rebellion.
Here’s that Kickstarter link again – check it out!