Children's Illustrated Picture Books

by Rae in London, England, United Kingdom

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On 24th November 2020 we successfully raised £30 with 2 supporters in 28 days

Hi there! My name is Rae Chastain. I'm an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator. I've always been dabbling in some creative discip...

by Rae in London, England, United Kingdom

Hi there! My name is Rae Chastain. I'm an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator. I've always been dabbling in some creative discipline or other, but with a stressful, full-on job, I've had very little time to fully explore my ability or talents. You see- I'm a Teacher at a secondary school, and I've been teaching for 13 years. And I want to stop teaching. Book illustrating and writing has become a new realised passion for me, and I want to commit to it full-time and develop my skills and the books that I write. I'm looking to raise £15K through Kickstarter funding towards getting my stories self-published and placed into book stores.

So, what you'll see in the video I've created is examples of the 2 stories I've written. The stories are fun, full of life and teach children between 3-7 some general moral lessons.  I've written 4 stories, but so far have illustrated 2 out of the 4 I've written.

My first story is fully complete, and is a 32 page book, and features the story of a shy octopus and a mermaid. There's a good plot development in the story, and I can imaging children and parents would love reading the story alike.

My second story is about a misunderstood monster and an impoverished young girl, and the friendship they develop that changes them both for the better.

Please have a look at the examples and video attached, and really- ANY donation would be much appreciated, as I'm striving to self-publish my work, and get out of teaching for the foreseeable future. Please do help if you can- it's much appreciated. For people donating, I will send you a signed photo of me within a free copy of the books, 'hot off the press'. Thanks guys!

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