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

    Pledgers 77

    Linley
    2012-06-03 19:37:06 +1200
    Annie Waterhouse
    2012-06-03 19:01:20 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-06-01 12:08:31 +1200
    Jill Robinson
    2012-05-25 21:20:34 +1200
    Leigh Ririnui
    2012-05-25 10:41:51 +1200
    Fiona Gordon
    2012-05-25 09:43:39 +1200
    Anna Colthart
    2012-05-25 09:12:55 +1200
    Steve Donovan
    2012-05-24 23:11:46 +1200
    Anna Sullivan
    2012-05-24 19:21:55 +1200
    Geoff Marks
    2012-05-21 17:19:52 +1200
    Kate Long
    2012-05-21 16:59:54 +1200
    Barbara Stuart
    2012-05-21 10:09:47 +1200
    Sara Muller
    2012-05-21 00:13:23 +1200
    Jim & Joanie Barclay
    2012-05-20 19:43:12 +1200
    Vivienne Woollett
    2012-05-18 00:51:51 +1200
    Breeanna Mays
    2012-05-17 15:40:06 +1200
    Shona Salt
    2012-05-17 07:35:32 +1200
    Judy Haywood
    2012-05-16 22:31:02 +1200
    Kerrod Ward
    2012-05-16 21:42:01 +1200
    Marie Murphy
    2012-05-16 21:24:18 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-05-16 19:36:39 +1200
    Denise Hobson
    2012-05-16 13:19:00 +1200
    Miranda
    2012-05-16 10:34:35 +1200
    Carey Vivian
    2012-05-15 22:25:00 +1200
    Peter Murphy
    2012-05-15 18:27:26 +1200
    Craig Dunn
    2012-05-14 20:14:05 +1200
    Erin Morgan
    2012-05-12 15:38:43 +1200
    Tracy
    2012-05-11 19:12:57 +1200
    bridget
    2012-05-11 14:21:09 +1200
    Melinda Cleland
    2012-05-11 09:36:18 +1200

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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

      Linley
      2012-06-03 19:37:06 +1200
      Annie Waterhouse
      2012-06-03 19:01:20 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-06-01 12:08:31 +1200
      Jill Robinson
      2012-05-25 21:20:34 +1200
      Leigh Ririnui
      2012-05-25 10:41:51 +1200
      Fiona Gordon
      2012-05-25 09:43:39 +1200
      Anna Colthart
      2012-05-25 09:12:55 +1200
      Steve Donovan
      2012-05-24 23:11:46 +1200
      Anna Sullivan
      2012-05-24 19:21:55 +1200
      Geoff Marks
      2012-05-21 17:19:52 +1200
      Kate Long
      2012-05-21 16:59:54 +1200
      Barbara Stuart
      2012-05-21 10:09:47 +1200
      Sara Muller
      2012-05-21 00:13:23 +1200
      Jim & Joanie Barclay
      2012-05-20 19:43:12 +1200
      Vivienne Woollett
      2012-05-18 00:51:51 +1200
      Breeanna Mays
      2012-05-17 15:40:06 +1200
      Shona Salt
      2012-05-17 07:35:32 +1200
      Judy Haywood
      2012-05-16 22:31:02 +1200
      Kerrod Ward
      2012-05-16 21:42:01 +1200
      Marie Murphy
      2012-05-16 21:24:18 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-05-16 19:36:39 +1200
      Denise Hobson
      2012-05-16 13:19:00 +1200
      Miranda
      2012-05-16 10:34:35 +1200
      Carey Vivian
      2012-05-15 22:25:00 +1200
      Peter Murphy
      2012-05-15 18:27:26 +1200
      Craig Dunn
      2012-05-14 20:14:05 +1200
      Erin Morgan
      2012-05-12 15:38:43 +1200
      Tracy
      2012-05-11 19:12:57 +1200
      bridget
      2012-05-11 14:21:09 +1200
      Melinda Cleland
      2012-05-11 09:36:18 +1200

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