She has volunteered as a teacher with many children’s programs at her church, as a teacher’s aid for student’s reading, and within the library at her children’s school.
Kimberley combines her teaching experience and love of writing to create educational materials for children about family, fitness, science, and faith.
The illustrator, Janis Cox, is an author, watercolour artist, wife, mother and grandma – but most of all, she’s a faithful follower of Jesus. She’s been retired from teaching for over 15 years but finds herself back into her passion of working with children.
Janis says, “I love painting pictures of animals, and it will be a joy to create the illustrations for Kimberley’s new book. Plus, working with Kimberley has always been exciting. Her enthusiasm always brings joy to my heart.”
Diane Roblin-Lee is the owner of byDesign Media, a custom publishing company that specializes in beautiful layouts and cover designs. With over 30 years in the publishing industry, Diane has written several bestsellers herself and takes pride in being able to help other writers get their books out to the world.
Her tag line, “From Manuscript to Market,” covers the full spectrum of services, from editing and design, to publishing and international distribution. Helping her authors find pleasure and satisfaction in the publishing process is very important to Diane.
Kimberley, we know a little about you from your bio (above). Tell us about your newest book.
My latest project is Adam’s Animals, a children’s activity book that features over 40 animals mentioned in the Bible and little-known facts about each. It is the second book in the Science and Faith Matters series. The first book, Trees of the Book – Learning from God’s Creation, is a colourful introduction to trees, leaves, and their corresponding Bible stories.
Just who is this book written for?
Adam’s Animals is ideal for 6 to 9 year olds, for home or school use, and classroom sharing in grades 1-3 to supplement the Life Sciences Curriculum on Animal Life.
What was your inspiration for this book?
Years ago, my daughter wrote a little book called Did You Know . . . Fascinating and Fun Facts about Animals Around the World as a fundraiser to go to camp. I helped her with it and loved discovering new things about God’s creation.
Do you have a favourite animal?
I loved learning about the leopard. This big cat can climb trees, run fast, and swim. He’s powerful and smart. My kind of creature!
Did you find anything particularly difficult in writing this book?
There was a ton of research. Not only did I have to dig through the Bible to discover the animals mentioned, but then I had to research each individually to uncover five unusual facts.
What do you hope this book accomplishes?
I hope Adam’s Animals will fuel the desire for children to read the Bible and also learn more about the animals God created.
Where can we find the book?
This is the exciting part! The book is still in manuscript form. I am hoping to bring the project to life with the direct support of friends, colleagues, and family.
Tell us more.
Kickstarter is a way to bring a creative project to life with the direct support of friends, colleagues, and family. My book project, Adam’s Animals, is one of the endeavours found on Kickstarter.
As the book creator, I have set a funding goal of $3500, with a deadline of February 28, 2014. If you like my book idea, you can pledge any amount of money to make it happen.
As the book backer, you choose from a number of rewards based on the amount of financial support you pledge. For example, backers who pledge a minimum of $5.00 will receive a choice of one of two of my e-books: 1) Fit for Faith – 7 Weeks to Improved Spiritual and Physical Health or 2) Women of Strength – A Devotional to Improve Spiritual and Physical Health. Backers who pledge a minimum of $15.00 will receive an autographed copy of Adam’s Animals. Backers who pledge a minimum of $175.00 will be listed on the Dedication page at the back of the book plus will receive an autographed copy of Adam’s Animals.
Backing Adam’s Animals is more than just giving money. Writers need encouragement and you would be supporting my dream of creating a valuable resource for children and parents.
To support the creation of Adam’s Animals, please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adamsanimals/adams-animals-a-childrens-activity-book