Thanks to 74 backers, the KickStarter campaign for "Roshi and the Amazing Fireflies" was a success raising 114% of the fundraising goal by the close of the campaign. I am eternally grateful for all of the amazing support and look forward to making the book a reality!
Inspired by love and connection, the story of "Roshi and the Amazing Fireflies" is about a sweet little dog and her journey through a beautiful and magical forest. On her journey, little Roshi meets all kinds of beings and makes friends with them and many fireflies. This inspiring story is enjoyed by both children and adults alike. The underlying message is universal and is appreciated by people of all ages.
The book is 28 pages plus the cover and is a hardcover book. The size is 8.5" x 11". Many of the full-color photo illustrations are 17" x 11" full spreads. The book includes fifteen beautiful photo illustrations. It is printed on high-quality glossy paper.
The funds raised in the 2016 KickStarter campaign went towards the printing of the book's first edition as well as some of the initial marketing to agents and publishers.
Thank you to everyone who made a pledge to support this heartfelt project over on KickStarter. Thanks to you, we did it!
About the Author, Visionary Artist Carolyn Quan
Carolyn Quan is an award-winning and internationally-collected fine art photo collage artist and has been fortunate to have had a fulfilling career in the arts, both commercial and fine art since graduating from art college back in 1987. She has been featured in over 20 publications and on television and radio and her work has been exhibited in Mexico, Canada, Brazil and across the U.S. Carolyn has been honored with numerous awards throughout her career including 9 American Art Awards since 2012.
"I have always dreamed of publishing a book that combined my creative writing skills with my visual arts skills, and that carried a positive message that was uplifting and inspiring for others."
"After spending time with little Roshi in real life, I was inspired to create the book. Her love of love and her generosity with it is infectious. She has been the love of my life and after reading this story and seeing the illustrations you'll be in love with her too," says Carolyn.