It’s a little out of the blue, but in the past couple of months I have started writing content for a children’s alphabet book that I plan to self-publish. Eventually, I want to throw it up on Kickstarter for direct funding, but, for now, I’m just trying to gain a little momentum and visibility to help launch the project.
A little bit about the book: A mother/daughter duo go on a camping trip. Throughout their journey they learn, discover, and find fun in different elements of the trip. Thus, each letter of the alphabet would be represented by different objects/elements from the trip:
A is for Adventure
LoLo and Rain are going on an Adventure!
To discover the world and make memories together.©
Fortunately, Fatherly, in association with the United Nations Foundation, has selected my book project as a finalist for their Fatherly Fund! This means that if my project receives the most votes by 2/15 (by the way, voting is very easy), I will be awarded a $1000 grant to go towards my project.
Here’s how you can help! (steps below)
- Visit https://www.fatherly.com/jeremy-chan-1578384635.html
- Sign up for Fatherly or sign in with Facebook or Twitter (don’t worry, there’s no spam)
- Click to vote for my project
- SHARE SHARE SHARE <—- this is the real money maker and how my project will get major visibility
I’m pretty excited about this for a couple of reasons. The first being that this idea, which practically began with me trying to come up with words that rhyme with “adventure,” was even considered and evaluated by a popular network like Fatherly (they’ve got like, 168k followers on Facebook). Second, regardless of whether or not I receive the grant, I’m going forward with the book! I’d love to create something tangible that my daughter can hold in a few months and would be ecstatic to see her face when I tell her that she was my main inspiration for this book.
So, please take a quick minute (literally) to vote for my project and another minute (also, literally) to share with your network and let’s publish this book together!