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!




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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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    Keryn
    2012-05-09 19:34:26 +1200
    Paula Livingstone
    2012-05-09 18:55:27 +1200
    Lucy Ryan
    2012-05-09 17:46:11 +1200
    Simon Gooding
    2012-05-09 16:28:00 +1200
    Sachi
    2012-05-09 12:58:17 +1200
    leigh fenigsohn
    2012-05-09 12:55:51 +1200
    Mark
    2012-05-09 11:58:13 +1200
    Quentin Garlick
    2012-05-09 06:34:53 +1200
    Cassie Warburton
    2012-05-08 22:42:46 +1200
    Rochelle Porteous
    2012-05-08 21:51:38 +1200
    Karen Young
    2012-05-08 21:47:44 +1200
    Kim Tautari-Scott
    2012-05-08 21:43:58 +1200
    Cory Muller
    2012-05-08 21:19:35 +1200
    Nicci Fahey
    2012-05-08 21:12:33 +1200
    Esther
    2012-05-08 21:08:42 +1200
    Nat 'n' Binu Narayan
    2012-05-08 21:07:57 +1200
    Miles Valentine
    2012-05-08 21:01:04 +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

      Keryn
      2012-05-09 19:34:26 +1200
      Paula Livingstone
      2012-05-09 18:55:27 +1200
      Lucy Ryan
      2012-05-09 17:46:11 +1200
      Simon Gooding
      2012-05-09 16:28:00 +1200
      Sachi
      2012-05-09 12:58:17 +1200
      leigh fenigsohn
      2012-05-09 12:55:51 +1200
      Mark
      2012-05-09 11:58:13 +1200
      Quentin Garlick
      2012-05-09 06:34:53 +1200
      Cassie Warburton
      2012-05-08 22:42:46 +1200
      Rochelle Porteous
      2012-05-08 21:51:38 +1200
      Karen Young
      2012-05-08 21:47:44 +1200
      Kim Tautari-Scott
      2012-05-08 21:43:58 +1200
      Cory Muller
      2012-05-08 21:19:35 +1200
      Nicci Fahey
      2012-05-08 21:12:33 +1200
      Esther
      2012-05-08 21:08:42 +1200
      Nat 'n' Binu Narayan
      2012-05-08 21:07:57 +1200
      Miles Valentine
      2012-05-08 21:01:04 +1200

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