My Special Friend

By Teresa Murphy

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My Special Friend

Project 2012-04-27 08:22:49 +1200

Teresa Murphy wrote debut children’s book My Special Friend while undergoing treatment for cancer 3 years ago. The result is My Special Friend: a 28 page rhyming picture book, suitable for children aged <5-9+yrs; it has themes of unconditional love, tolerance & friendship during good times & bad.


From Teresa

My Special Friend just wrote itself. When I read it back I knew it wasn’t word perfect, or a literary wonder, but somehow it captured my emotions perfectly, so I’ve never changed a thing. I worked with my good friend & Illustrator Carla Uerata to create the feel of the book.The book's first trial was on kids from Yass Public School in Australia (where a teacher friend works). This is what her 9 & 10yr old students said when asked about the characters in the book:

Teacher's Question: How does Apple show that he cares about Curley?

Children's answers:
- he goes to visit her in hospital
- he helps her when she is sick
- he makes her happy when she is sad
- he's always there for her


I need your help to send & promote my book to as many primary schools in New Zealand as possible. With your help I will also be able to pay off the remainder of the print costs, which are significant! I chose to self-publish, because I had a particular vision for the book...some might say self-publishing makes the road harder, but as far as I'm concerned it makes it more satisfying!

To those who choose to pledge today: thank you so much for your support!




Comments

Updates 4

Last Day!!!

17/06/2012 at 8:47 PM

Last day, last day....breathe.....breathe......!!!

7 Days to Go!!!

12/06/2012 at 8:25 PM

Seven days to go, and I'm nearly half way there...can I pull this off?!!!!! Time to get serious! To everyone who has pledged already, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! And now I need your help again, to spread the pledge even further. If there's anyone you know who could possibly want to support this project, I'd sure appreciate it if you could make contact with them and see if they're keen! SEVEN DAYS....actually, I've heard a whole world can be created in 7 days, so maybe there's just enough time ;-) x

In the News! Mountain Scene Article

24/05/2012 at 10:48 AM

My first attempt at media coverage is here:

http://www.scene.co.nz/299898a1.page

Next step radio & maybe a women's magazine?

Thank you to all new pledgers, you're wonderful :-) x

You're Unbelievable! Oh oh oh oh oh!!!

16/05/2012 at 9:22 AM

To everyone who has pledged so far and to everyone who has spread the word to friends & family, THANK YOU! I'm so excited to break the first thousand. It's a milestone. And thanks to the kids at St Joseph's Primary School in Queenstown, I've been reading my book to their pupils age 5-8yrs the last 3 mornings & have been on a high since :-)

http://www.facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.144781148987170#!/stjosephsqt

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    My Special Friend

    Project 2012-04-27 08:22:49 +1200

    Teresa Murphy wrote debut children’s book My Special Friend while undergoing treatment for cancer 3 years ago. The result is My Special Friend: a 28 page rhyming picture book, suitable for children aged <5-9+yrs; it has themes of unconditional love, tolerance & friendship during good times & bad.


    From Teresa

    My Special Friend just wrote itself. When I read it back I knew it wasn’t word perfect, or a literary wonder, but somehow it captured my emotions perfectly, so I’ve never changed a thing. I worked with my good friend & Illustrator Carla Uerata to create the feel of the book.The book's first trial was on kids from Yass Public School in Australia (where a teacher friend works). This is what her 9 & 10yr old students said when asked about the characters in the book:

    Teacher's Question: How does Apple show that he cares about Curley?

    Children's answers:
    - he goes to visit her in hospital
    - he helps her when she is sick
    - he makes her happy when she is sad
    - he's always there for her


    I need your help to send & promote my book to as many primary schools in New Zealand as possible. With your help I will also be able to pay off the remainder of the print costs, which are significant! I chose to self-publish, because I had a particular vision for the book...some might say self-publishing makes the road harder, but as far as I'm concerned it makes it more satisfying!

    To those who choose to pledge today: thank you so much for your support!




    Comments

    Last Day!!!

    17/06/2012 at 8:47 PM

    Last day, last day....breathe.....breathe......!!!

    7 Days to Go!!!

    12/06/2012 at 8:25 PM

    Seven days to go, and I'm nearly half way there...can I pull this off?!!!!! Time to get serious! To everyone who has pledged already, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! And now I need your help again, to spread the pledge even further. If there's anyone you know who could possibly want to support this project, I'd sure appreciate it if you could make contact with them and see if they're keen! SEVEN DAYS....actually, I've heard a whole world can be created in 7 days, so maybe there's just enough time ;-) x

    In the News! Mountain Scene Article

    24/05/2012 at 10:48 AM

    My first attempt at media coverage is here:

    http://www.scene.co.nz/299898a1.page

    Next step radio & maybe a women's magazine?

    Thank you to all new pledgers, you're wonderful :-) x

    You're Unbelievable! Oh oh oh oh oh!!!

    16/05/2012 at 9:22 AM

    To everyone who has pledged so far and to everyone who has spread the word to friends & family, THANK YOU! I'm so excited to break the first thousand. It's a milestone. And thanks to the kids at St Joseph's Primary School in Queenstown, I've been reading my book to their pupils age 5-8yrs the last 3 mornings & have been on a high since :-)

    http://www.facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.144781148987170#!/stjosephsqt

      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-19 07:28:59 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-19 07:28:57 +1200
      Sara Muller
      2012-06-18 21:45:06 +1200
      Henry Jones
      2012-06-18 21:00:44 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-18 20:16:32 +1200
      Sally Mac Heartstar
      2012-06-18 18:42:59 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-18 18:24:41 +1200
      Lisa Jones
      2012-06-18 17:05:13 +1200
      Alan Page
      2012-06-18 15:04:22 +1200
      Teresa Judd
      2012-06-18 13:28:20 +1200
      James Denniston
      2012-06-18 12:57:37 +1200
      Honor Mathieson
      2012-06-18 11:28:31 +1200
      Lester Hamilton
      2012-06-18 10:15:09 +1200
      Kelly Brickley
      2012-06-18 09:57:03 +1200
      David Ingram
      2012-06-18 09:20:43 +1200
      Grant Wright
      2012-06-18 09:16:55 +1200
      Joan Baker
      2012-06-18 08:54:39 +1200
      Anna Sullivan
      2012-06-18 08:46:12 +1200
      Rob & Lesley Waterhouse
      2012-06-16 14:10:54 +1200
      Camilo Borges
      2012-06-15 18:31:33 +1200
      Toni Prowse
      2012-06-15 16:47:08 +1200
      Miranda Horan
      2012-06-15 13:41:46 +1200
      Julie Baker
      2012-06-14 19:03:14 +1200
      Sharn Jenkins
      2012-06-13 21:14:04 +1200
      Erin Staples
      2012-06-13 20:02:56 +1200
      administrator
      2012-06-13 11:00:31 +1200
      Marnie Erkkilä
      2012-06-12 22:37:45 +1200
      Kylie Wilson
      2012-06-12 21:51:19 +1200
      Myra Cohen
      2012-06-07 09:06:34 +1200
      Jo Degen-Smith
      2012-06-06 13:36:28 +1200

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 19/06/2012 at 7:28 AM.