So we’ve been going just over a week and have just reached $2434 with 42 backers. As you know our first goal it to reach $9000 to give our project a definite green light. We are nearly a third of the way!
The highlight so far has been receiving this energy boosting gift back from Tourism and Events Queensland.
This was accompanied by their own poem!
There’s no way we’re poets. And we’re quite sure you’ll know it. But like Queensland sunshine. We love to shine a light on projects- so divine. So please accept this token of appreciation to thank you for your dedication in making your creation that speaks of the most glorious state in our sunburnt nation. Sending all our love from the rainforest to the sand. Best Wishes and Good luck from your friends at Queensland. #thisisQueensland #loveQueensland
There have also been some wonderful star supporters, who keep encouraging the Magic Fish Dreaming team to keep our energy up! Thanks so much to Vacen, Nancy, Helene and Katrin.
Helene and I managed to meet up for the first time since she returned from France. Katrin took us to meet a primary school librarian. And I actually forgot to take a photograph (rare for me) but it was a great meeting, and has given us some thoughts about school bookings for workshops beyond the kickstarter. More on that later. It was lovely to escape my computer and real space chat with Helene and Katrin.
It is exciting to know our book is receiving support from the United States, Philippines, the United Kingdom, as well Australia.
We are now heading for our next thousand, and a half century of backers.
Keep up the momentum, Magic Fish Dreaming Backing Family! We’re feeling so much love and support, and hope we can announce the green light as soon as possible!
A special mention also to Michelle Worthington and Mel Irwin for their recent blogs about the project and to Writelinks, Buzz Words, Australian Poetry Times and the Children’s Book Academy who are helping put the word out through their networks.
Interview with Michelle Worthington
Mel Irvine on Magic Fish Dreaming