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It's not over...

A heartfelt thank you to each of you for backing and sharing this project -- And a BIG thank you to illustrator Pat-Ann Lewis-MacDougall for her amazing work and invaluable advice on this campaign. <3 Am I sad that the Kickstarter didn't go through? I would be lying if I said that I wasn't disappointed. It has meant so much to me as so many of my recent days have been filled with "Rabbit". That won't stop just because this Kickstarter hasn't worked out. Rabbit will carry on.

I've learned so much by doing this Kickstarter and for that I am very thankful. It connected me to each of you and... it set me on a path to meeting a publisher who is interested in helping with the next steps for The Book of Rabbit! Nothing is set in stone but, it's a start. As things develop I will of course post what I can to my website and different social media accounts. www.tarashannonwrites.com Facebook and Instagram: @tarashannonwrites Instagram: @the_book_of_rabbit Stay tuned... this isn't the last you've heard of Rabbit ;) I am so proud of what has been accomplished and I look forward to what comes next. All my very best, Tara Shannon -- & 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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