I must apologise to all my wonderfully loyal readers. You guys know that whenever I do something that relates even remotely about Kiribati, you guys are the first to know about it, but on this occasion, I’ve dropped the ball!
The past month has moved at such a pace that each time I go to write for you guys, I get distracted and run off hurriedly whilst quickly saving the draft. I just counted that I have 5 drafts written in the past month!
So I could do the long winded version but the crux of it is this.
I have written a children’s book. It is a Kiribati story, with Kiribati characters and told with a Kiribati heart. It is called Teaote & The Wall.
The illustrations are done by the wonderful and crazy talented Stacey Bennett. If you want to check out her previous work, by all means, click here.
I am publishing it myself and have crowd-funded to raise the $4000 needed. I had the best intentions to tell you all about it but the campaign worked so well that I raised the whole lot before I even had a chance to tell you about it! How crazy is that?
But of course, the more money I raise, the more books I will print. So what was originally going to be a print run of 500 books is now looking towards a print run of 1000 books!
Let’s call it a call to arms! Let’s get everyone in the world hearing about Kiribati. So share the pozible link (below), discuss and by all means if you have some spare $$ please consider pledging. With each pledge $20 and over, you get a copy of the book plus other really fun things!
Here’s the link: Teaote & The Wall
And just to spark your interest here is me chatting about the campaign.
Thanks for reading and letting me yak on about Kiribati. I love it and truly cherish your support.
Nei Marita xx