LILY A picture book for children

£1,525 of £2,800 goal

Raised by 31 people in 61 months



LILY came to me in the shower, literally 2 years ago. The Book has been writing itself since then and aims to be completed by Christmas 2014.Lily is my first picture book for children. It tells the story of a puppet girl who gets stuffed away in an attic and is brought to life by the love of a little girl..It's a story about love, courage and adventure and explores sensitive themes of loss and abandonment in a way that is digestible and meaningful for small children. Lily tells a tale through a landscape of beautiful imagery. I feel that a conversation between words and visuals is potentially a very healing tool for the human soul and this is especially true for the young child. I remember to this day the impact of images from picture books that were read to me when i was small. In our fast and gritty culture i feel there is a need for literature that invites the reader into the more subtle realms of feeling and emotion.


ABOUT ME I have had a love affair with children's books for as long as i can remember and even wrote and illustrated books and scripts as a child. 11 years ago i trained in the art of marionette making and performing....and have been making marionettes and puppets ever since. Its no wonder i have naturally combined the joy of writing with puppetry.

Lily celebrates her 11th birthday this year as she was my first born. We have travelled far and wide together performing in India, USA and Europe.

I have spent much of my professional life working with children and young people. I recently qualified as a humanistic councellor and therapist having completed most of my clinical training in a primary school. The drive behind my study and practice has been to deepen my understanding and awareness of human nature and child psychology in order to use it in the field of puppetry. How can i help children resolve inner and outer conflict through the medium of puppetry ? Tra lah.......books !

YOUR CONTRIBUTION will help towards :

Working expenses (includes travel to and from photo shoots/cost of props etc)
Producing 100/200 professional self published copies
Cost of printing and posting proofs to agents and publishers
Cost of publicising through attending literary fares in the Uk
Cost of Photoshop Lightroom
Graphics drawing tablet
Go Fund Me costs (5% of each donation)



THANK YOU EVERYONE !! 
with love,
Cassie & LIly x

PLEASE NOTE: COPIES OF THE BOOK WILL BE SENT OUT IN DECEMBER. 
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ok chaps ! I have had to upgrade the quality of paper for print to reach a better quality of illustration. The cost is significantly higher, so if there is anyone out there who hasn't donated and really wants to...now is your chance ! Also...spread the link...Thank you. You won't regret it .....the book is a wonder and promises to delight !!!
With love Cassie &Lily x
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Hello again everyone,
So.......alas, my chosen printers do not seem to be turning out the high quality print i expect and need. Next week, i may have to change printers. Naturally, this means yet another delay. The good news is.....you will all be even more excited when your copy of the book actually arrives ! In the meantime, if anyone can suggest a well reputed company who do fine art Book binding & printing to a high standard let me know ! Many thanks for all your patience.....with love, Cassie & Lily x x
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LILY is now in it's 2nd proof print, which i should receive early next week. All being well with the new paper upgrade and i will order the main print ! This means that all you patient peeps will have your First Edition Hardback Copies within the next 2 to 3 weeks. Exciting ! I will be launching my new website around this time too, so that copies can be ordered by whom ever wants one. VOILA !! love Cassie & Lily x
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Dear Supporters,
'LILY' is now ready for PRINT ! Before i publish multiple copies i am waiting to receive a 'proof' copy. I am preparing to travel to Malaysia and Laos for 1 month......so, on my return,all being well with the proof, i will will be sending out your copies. You can look forward enjoying your book inJuly. Thank you everyone for your patience. These things often take longer than expected. It's worth the wait !! with thanks...Cassie & Lily x x
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Alva Skarp
60 months ago

Wow thank you Caddie for sharing your gift with the world in this beautiful way!

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Raised by 31 people in 61 months
Created July 21, 2014
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£25
Abbie Hastings
49 months ago

Amazing Cass! This is so inspiring and beautiful. I can't wait to enjoy it xx

£25
Anonymous
50 months ago
DL
£20
Dennis Lewis
52 months ago

I might be a bit old for a children's book - but one is never too old to appreciate genius ! DAL

MA
£25
Michelle Asher
53 months ago

Wow, Cassie! This is so beautiful and so very exciting! Thank you so much and I can't wait to read and see the book and share with Grace and all the children! ♥

£150
Anonymous
55 months ago
£50
Rosalyn Heaton
55 months ago

Best wishes for completion of this beautiful project, love from Rosalyn (Dorrie's mum)

£25
Anonymous
58 months ago
DJ
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Dorrie & Daisy Joy
58 months ago

So beautiful! your video made me cry :) well done Cassie, wishing you all love and support, can't wait to see the finished book...also i have loast your phone no again, doh! love you so dearly xxx

SM
£25
Sheila Martin
58 months ago

Well done, Cassie. Looking forward to seeing the book. x

VS
£150
Vanessa Solioz
59 months ago

Fabulous projet, Cassie! I'm proud to contribute.

Alva Skarp
60 months ago

Wow thank you Caddie for sharing your gift with the world in this beautiful way!

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