Clemmy Gets a Family

A project in Fairfax, VA by Caroline Crocker

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A delightful picture book about how unconditional love transforms a timid bulldog puppy into...Clemmy the Brave.
Backers: 11
Average Pledge Per Backer: $51

Funded: $560 of $10,000
Dates: May 10th -> Jun 9th (30 days)
Project By: Caroline Crocker
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Latest News

The Campaign Ends

June 9th - via:
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22 hours to go!!!

June 8th - via:
Hi Faithful Backers and anyone else who reads this! We have almost reached the end of this marathon, and we have less than a day left. At the end of that time, I believe that Kickstarter will release your funds back to you. For Tejal and me, we will... (Read More)

Tejal continues to produce magic!

June 7th - via:
Just before beginning on this update, Tejal sent me the next pages she'd completed. I am so excited about this book--and am praying it will be a blessing for thousands of little ones. Can you help that happen?   (Read More)

Counting my Blessings

June 6th - via:
We have three days left. Thank you very much to all my backers. Your support during this, my first (maybe last) Kickstarter campaign, means a lot. If I have your email address, when the book is finished, I will be sending you a pdf. If I do not have... (Read More)

Five Days Left

June 3rd - via:
This campaign ends next week. So does school for some of my grandchildren. And it is likely that the book will be finished then. Lots of endings.  It will also be a beginning. The book will soon be available for purchase. I will need to begin to... (Read More)

Six Days

June 1st - via:
According to my sources at Kickstarter, we have six days to raise 95% of the goal. Seems overwhelming. Until I remember that God created the world in six days. Of course, I am not God. And those days meant periods of time. So, we will need a miracle.... (Read More)

A Survey for You

May 31st - via:
We have about a week left of this Kickstarter campaign. It may reach the goal, but I'm not feeling optimistic. So, in lieu of an update, I decided to do a survey. Thanks in advance!  (Read More)

Children Remember

May 30th - via:
Do those things that your little ones will remember as love Yesterday my eldest grandson, who is 8, reminded me of something I did FOUR years ago. He wanted me to do it again. So I did. I powerwashed my grandchildren's initials into the sidewalk in... (Read More)

A Day in the Life of a Bulldog

May 27th - via:
Listening for breakfast As I write this update, Clemmy is making all kinds of weird noises next to me, rolling around on her back on the carpet. Made me think about her day as compared to mine. There are similarities, but mostly differences. You... (Read More)

What is Luck?

May 26th - via:
Thirteen is traditionally seen as an unlucky number. Hotels and apartment buildlings number their floors 11, 12, 14, 15. Some folks get worried on Friday, 13th. Apparently, that's doubly unlucky.  For me, I don't believe in luck. So I happily... (Read More)

No Words

May 25th - via:
It takes a lot to render an author speechless. But a random and senseless slaughter of children will do it. No update today.   (Read More)

Four for the price of one.

May 24th - via:
One of the children who will be enjoying Clemmy Gets a Family in the future. Thank you to everyone who is cheering me on through this journey. We have good news. Our illustrator, Tejal, has recovered from her various illnesses and is again hard at... (Read More)

Third Week of the Campaign

May 23rd - via:
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the third week of our Kickstarter campaign. If this was a marathon, we would be about halfway through. Personally, I've never done one, but I can imagine that this would be the point where a person might start to think... (Read More)

Hashtags and Heartache

May 20th - via:
I was just reading a Facebook post by a lovely young lady who was lamenting the fact that few respond to her tweets, posts, etc. Social media is so disheartening! Unfortunately, for authors, it's also necessary.  In my case, being from the pre-tweet... (Read More)

Pushing forward

May 19th - via:
Ever heard "it doesn't rain, unless it pours?" Right now where I live in Northern Virginia, we're getting a LOT of rain. The result is gorgeous profusions of flowers and--mud.   Our Clemmy project is the same. Working with Tejal is wonderful--but... (Read More)

We Have Stalled!

May 18th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Thank you to all who started this project off with a bang. As you see from the headline, support has stalled.  What does that mean? Several... (Read More)

Fear of Failure

May 17th - via:
The story in Clemmy Gets a Family starts with a fearful puppy and ends with a dog who is so confident she scares away an intruder. In the subsequent books, Clemmy learns to communicate with her family and how God has uniquely gifted her to... (Read More)

Keeping it Real

May 16th - via:
According to Kickstarter, these updates are supposed to be uniformly positive, telling everyone about our amazing progress. But what if things are not going so well? Like the illustrator and her son in India have a severe cold with a fever (take a... (Read More)

My Shrooming Puppy

May 14th - via:
Clemmy joined our family about ten years ago. She was my first dog, and did I ever have a lot to learn! Like, how does a person potty train a puppy? How do I explain to her that biting hurts? And how do I tell her about the dangers of illicit drugs?... (Read More)

What is it Like to Write a Book?

May 13th - via:
I recently came across a Facebook past that asked people how long it took them to write their book. Answers varied from 40 years to 6 months. My answer would have been, "it depends what you mean by the question." In my experience, I may think about a... (Read More)

Why, with your help, I'm doing this

May 11th - via:
Thank you all so much! We have made a great start.  This morning I was thinking through WHY I want to publish these books. After all, there are so many  children's books out there.  I think it is because of one difference from what I have seen... (Read More)

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