Happy 4th of July, friends.
Today, the United States of America turns 237 years old. We’ve made it this far because of people like you and I. This country is built on a quilt of dreams and goals, sewn together by innovators and groundbreakers.
We are also able to celebrate today because of people willing to serve this country: members of the military, teachers, police officers, firefighters and those politicians that still have servants’ hearts. Without these members of our community, that quilt of dreams wouldn’t have been protected, enabled and nourished. It does, in fact, take a village… and we all do our part every single day. Independence Day, to me, is about celebrating each and every one of us— and the talents we bring to the table, which allow this country to thrive.
Recently, a firefighter in the hometown of co-author Joe Kelley was killed doing his job. The outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming.
Then, just this week, 19 firefighters were lost battling a giant wildfire in Prescott, Arizona.
In fact, 2500 people every year lose their lives to house fires… and this isn’t including the public servants that fight them.
Parents from across the country have written to us, giving us ideas for future books on a variety of subjects. But no topic is mentioned as often as fire safety. We’ve got a really cute, very educational story written. Now we just need funding to complete the illustration process.
If this book is completed, we will offer it AT COST to fire departments across the country, so that they may use it for fundraising or awareness campaigns.
So we thought we would raise some money to complete the book and honor these heroes in the process. Through July 24th, you can visit www.teespring.com/thankfirefighter and purchase this t-shirt:
And, if you could take a moment to share our campaign with your friends or even your local fire department, it would mean the world to me.
Thanks for visiting this blog! As you see, it is not supported by advertising. If you would like to personally support this blog and its authors, here is what you can do:
1. Go pick up a copy of Pete the Popcorn at Amazon! Pete the Popcorn was our first book, nationally recognized as a perfectly subtle anti-bullying message for youngsters. You can LIKE Pete on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/PeteThePopcorn. And you’ll find all sorts of information like videos, photos and school visit PDF files at www.PeteThePopcorn.com.
2. Support the worldwide marketing push for our brand new book, First Photo of The Royal Baby! This cute story contains an important lesson for children: a simple smile breaks all language barriers. The book is our opportunity to spread our messages to a new worldwide audience— and it can happen with your help! Visit the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RoyalBabyPhoto.
3. Treat yourself to our popular book Casey and Callie Cupcake! This Frosted Fable About Being Fantastic Just The Way You Are teaches children to accept themselves and their friends for the person they are on the inside! Keep track of our new cupcake book offerings on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CupcakeBook!
Thanks for all your support! If you want to help out in other ways, please contact us!