• TaraShannon

Do YOU Believe in Magic?

A great BIG thank you to every single one of you who has donated and shared this Kickstarter Campaign. It means the world to me.

There's still time left and who knows, it could happen! So, keep sharing and keep believing. Magic can and will happen!! That's one thing I've learned in my journey, and Rabbit is learning this too -- there is always hope and there is almost always a way and always, always, ALWAYS, there is magic (we just need to look). I've faced great obstacles before. I've battled cancer and suffered losses that brought me to my knees. But... I still got up and carried on. The pursuit of hope and the knowledge that something good will happen has pushed me forward each day (sometimes hour by hour; minute by minute; one breath to the next).

The Book of Rabbit will happen.

I know it. Just like I know that whatever it is that each and every one of you is hoping for (whether you've said it out loud or not) will happen too.

Tara <3

The Book of Rabbit, via @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thebookofrabbit/the-book-of-rabbit


Haldimand, ON: Cancer Survivor Launches 

Kickstarter Campaign 

-- and she needs your help!


This already warmly received series of lovely sketches and thoughtful text about a 

curious rabbit who asks simple questions and receives meaningful answers has launched on Kickstarter! 


"There is something so captivating and raw in the simplicity of your drawings, a dream-like quality. The words you choose to 

accompany said drawings are perfect! I see this as a book I’d love to read my children." - A. Purdham, Canada Writes


"This is not a children’s book. This is an Everyone Book. Put that line into your pitches. I will buy several. Looking forward..." 

- Sharon McMullan-Baron, Canada Writes 


Tara plans to raise enough funds to publish a children's book, that's really not just for kids, it's for everyone. The idea for the book came to 

Tara one day, born from her experiences with cancer, the loss of her parents, miscarriage and her ongoing battle with mental illness. Her 

drawings and writing quickly built a following through Canada Writes, a writing group on Facebook (sponsored by CBC Books). She never 

would have thought or dreamed of herself as an illustrator - or that she would launch a campaign on Kickstarter, but here she is, eager to see where life will lead her next! 


Tara Shannon is a freelance writer and an aspiring author with a degree in English and History from Brescia College at Western University. She was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario but now splits her time between her home in Haldimand County and her cottage on 

Manitoulin Island(and Ireland, as much as she can!!) 


The Book of Rabbit is dedicated to all of those that Tara has loved and lost, including Rhylan, the inspiration for Rabbit.


Helping Tara on her journey is professional illustrator, P.A. LewisMacDougal. Pat Ann has, for over a decade, applied her skills in the 

Story Arts as a Freelancer. From illustrating in the children's publishing industry to story boarding for children's animated television and 

everything in between. Pat Ann will assist Tara in making Rabbit come to life on the page, creating a book that will surely become a classic and must have addition toanyone's bookshelf. https://www.pat-ann.com


For more information on Tara Shannon or to donate to her Kickstarter Campaign please visit:


Instagram & Facebook: @tarashannonwrites 


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