Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dollar for Dollar Match Pledge

Hi Everybody,

An awesome thing just happened!  A donor has pledged to match, dollar for dollar, any amount we manage to raise outside of Kickstarter.  This is a very generous pledge and I really really hope that we can take advantage of it to the fullest extent.  I hope this motivates you to donate now before our Kickstarter campaign which we are scheduling to launch mid February.  So you have until then to be part of this dollar for dollar match.
Again, here are the ways to contribute:

By check:  Please mail check, payable to Justine Villanueva, 225 Lindo Place, Davis, CA  95616.

PayPal:  Please go to the "Support Us" page above and click on the PayPal button.

Thank you to those who have already contributed!  Thank you for the support!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year Update

Happy New Year 2015!  We hope you had an enjoyable time with family and friends over the holidays.

We're seeing the so called light at the end of the tunnel as Andrew nears completion of the illustrations!

Last month, friends Annie Frey and Jade Shulist who own a kid-friendly cafe in Berkeley called The Rec Room, invited me to read during their site launch.  It was a chance to connect with people beyond my circle of friends and family.  The response was positive:  the kids stayed for the entire reading and several adults came up to show support by signing up for the e-mail status updates.  Definitely going back there for another reading once the book comes out!

Another childhood friend, Raziel Valiente, also started introducing the book to her organization, Bukidnon Association of Southern California, during their Christmas party.  This means a lot to me because the organization's members are from Bukidnon and speak Bisaya.  I'm hoping they will support the book as it represents them and their culture in a way that most US mainstream children's books don't.

Should you want to join us in spreading the word out by reaching out to your network of friends and family, we would be immensely grateful.  We can provide you with flyers or any other marketing materials you might need.  Please contact me if you are interested.

Thanks to Emi Endo for putting together the flyers!  And for adding a banner on this blog site.  Did you notice it?  Check it out- now the site looks legit! 

We're moving along, still targeting a February kicstarter campaign.  Lots of work to do before then.

Thanks for checking in.  We wish you loads of laughter and happiness for this new year!