New Grandmother New Writing Career

$1,980 of $9,180 goal

Raised by 38 people in 28 months
Becoming a grandmother and taking part in raising a child was a life-changing and eye-opening experience for me, as it is for many new grandparents. When, my first grandson, Sammy, would not fall asleep without listening to the  'family heirloom' - an improvised tale about two kittens - it dawned on me that there might be more to the story. Once I started writing, the stories flowed out like a genie out of a bottle.

The series is called Ooli & Tooli *, and is geared for children 4-8 years old. Currently, there are seven edited books and the first one is being professionally illustrated.  The pilot readings, done at early education schools,  were successful with both teachers and students.

The stories are optimistic and look for the good and the kind around us. They also provide implicit guidelines and rules of conduct for parents and children alike. The morals in the stories are universal and pertinent today. It is those values that are the heart and core of the stories. To name a few: Learn something new;  Become self reliant;  Be the best you can be; Learn to deal with and resolve hardships. They all end with the same Good Night poem: 
       "Good night my sweet
       Good night my bright
       You are both, my shining light
       Sleep tight tonight with all your might
       Wake up with cheer and great delight" 

Having been raised in the Pre-PC era, I have noticed the different ways of child rearing between then and now. One obvious difference is that back then, asking for help or money was frowned upon. So this endeavor is not easy for me. Yet, trying new things is one of the messages in the books. So here I am, feeling grateful for your donation, that will go towards putting the Business Plan in motion and self publish the books. Every donation over $ 18 will receive a printed copy. I wish the kittens will give your family joy and insight, as they have shared with us for many years. Thank you for your generous help.

Please view our web site under construction:   www.ooliandtooli.com

* Ooli & Tooli is a Trademark registered name
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Hello everyone!
It's been a while since I have posted news about my upcoming book series - Ooli & Tooli. A lot has happened since, as this baby took longer to show itself (as most 'first borns' are..). All that said, I am very pleased to announce that I can clearly see the bright light at the end of this tunnel and the electronic version of the first book (e-Book), called "We're Lost!", will be published within the next two weeks. (deep breath..) Once this is accomplished, the printed hard and soft cover books will follow.
I want to thank you again and again for your generous contributions and faith in me and this project. I assure you I was not lounging on any laurels at any time.. The funds were used for startup expanses, legal fees, web hosting, more editing and branding. (No plastic surgeon had seen a dime of it :()
I am attaching a few samples of the work that my multi talented illustrator, Lucia Benito, has created:
1. The new logo now better represents the theme of the series, which is 'kids facing challenges'.
2. The first spread of the book, which introduces the characters in their domain.
A new Facebook page is being created, and you are welcome to be a part of it, meager as it is at this point... A better website will follow.
I am asking you to help with the last push. You have all been behind me before, invaluable in raising 20% of my original goal! Please Like, Share, and spread the word. The bigger the crowd, the better we are!
I am now more concerned with a timeline, so February 28, 2017 is the new deadline for this crowd funding.
Very grateful, Ora, Ooli & Tooli
Ooli & Tooli logo
Meet Ooli & Tooli
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Hi again from a very appreciative grandma! It's been 9 days since I first posted and I am very happy to report that your continuous support has reached almost $ 1,300 ! I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you. The funds will be used for legal and other business oriented matters, that are finally coming together. We plan to have the first book ready for viewing within the next 4 weeks. Please continue the share the post.
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Hello again! This is the 2nd day of my campaign and I am overwhelmed by the support, encouragement and love I have been getting. I was also able to raise, thanks to you, 4% towards my target and equally important, more than 60 shares. This is HUGE and I thank you. I am adding the first spread of the book, proud to introduce Ooli & Tooli. Please keep sharing.
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Hello world ! I have joined a crowdfunding campaign, to help raise money in order to publish the children books I have been writing. This is a huge step for me, going way way out of my private comfort zone but the drawers are filled with stories that want to see the light of day. Please feel free to share this post. My direct link is: gofundme.com/24hxajtc. Wish me luck and Thank You !
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Raised by 38 people in 28 months
Created May 16, 2016
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Ilana Moshel
19 months ago

חמסה פעמים ח"י

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Allison & Chad Mentzel
19 months ago
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We can't wait to read the book!

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26 months ago
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Israella Klein-Bentsur
28 months ago
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Ora, I have a full trust in your grandmotherhood and love for language and music. I'm sure it's going to be a great book.

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28 months ago
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