Welcome to Fable Springs Sneak Peek!

So, how’s that dream coming true thing going for you?

I’m kinda-sorta in the middle of a dream . . . coming true. You see, I dream a lot about hanging out in idyllic English country villages that looks a lot like this:

The Town Square

Or, perhaps taking some quiet time with the Lord and my journal in a cottage garden that sorts looks like this:

Thinking Tree original

Of course . . . spending some time in a sweet little tea room sipping a cuppa with a friend or two with scones while we watch the horse and cart pass by out the window on the cobblestone road closely resembling this:

tea room original

[Tweet “Such dreams can come true in God’s fullness of time. “]

For the past ten years I have been working as a performance storyteller with enrichment programs designed for schools, churches, libraries, and community groups.

Kathy portrait

I have also performed with my husband – a performance storyteller in his own right – ministering Bible stories and biblical principles in churches via a Wild West theme. Along the way I’ve written, produced, directed, and performed in countless theatrical dramas under my own business name of Pageant Wagon Productions, in addition to church drama ministry.

And, all the while I’ve written my books.

Many of them.

In various stages of completion.

Awaiting publication.

I waited around for the day when some yet unknown publisher might stumble across my work, and then stagger back in amazement, begging to discover me and introduce my bestsellers to a waiting world marketplace!

Yep – that was me hoping someone else would do the job so I could stay in my comfort zone of an eggshell.

[Tweet “Such dreams can come true in God’s fullness of time. “]

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The dream that my husband and I might actually publish under our own imprint as Pageant Wagon Publishing.

An Impossible Dream, more like . . .

Well, after ten years of performance storytelling as Miss Kathy of Pageant Wagon Productions LLC – it’s time to break out of my shell of dreaming about publishing my own works in print and just DO IT!

eggs alone

Enter Fable Springs!

Remember that dreamy little English country village I mentioned above, tickling your sigh-bone with those eye-candy illustrations?

Yeah – well – THAT’S my dream coming true. A picture book story I wrote in 2007 has finally found an illustrator –

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Since returning from the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference six weeks ago – things have started to materialize quickly.

A dream coming true.

We’re running a CROWD FUNDING CAMPAIGN through PUBSLUSH – designed for authors and publishers. Crowd-funding is a wonderful new tool to help writers, artists, inventors, and small businesses find contributors to help them reach the financial goals necessary for making their career dream come true!

I have the product.

I have a talented support staff waiting in the wings.

All I need is the financing and Pageant Wagon Publishing will be off and running – with an ambitious publication schedule through 2015 and new speaking programs to promote the publications.

more to come

Visit my PUBSLUSH CAMPAIGN and see all the exciting details:

www.FableSpringsParables.pubslush.com

You’re support of my PubSlush funding campaign between September 18 through October 23 will turn my decades long dream to a reality!

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On the PubSlush campaign site you’ll find details of our debut project, Fable Springs Parables Book 1 – Mother Chicken’s Eggs: Choosing to Grow into Greater Things, in addition to information as to how you can get a copy of the book first off the press with a contribution to support continuing quality literature in print from Pageant Wagon Publishing.

Learn more about our Fable Springs illustrator, Noah Berge, who is bringing my words and dreams of English country villages to life on the page for greater purposes.

Noah head shot

If you have not already signed up to receive email notification of my posts here at The Writer’s Reverie, you may do so in the sidebar – or follow The Writer’s Reverie on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ with links in the sidebar, to keep up with all the news about the campaign and Pageant Wagon Publishing.

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Blogland has been such a huge part of the preparation process towards realizing this dream of stepping into my own independent publishing imprint. Such amazing women I’ve met here, with so much that has enriched and inspired me on this journey.

Thank you for being a part of making me who I am today –

[Tweet “Crazy bold enough to step out in faith like this . . . with great hope.”]

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Sharing Welcome to Fable Springs Sneak Peek this week with Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

 

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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.

Comments

  1. Woohooo! How exciting! Good luck with your venture- what fun! Happy September, my friend 🙂

  2. Prayers and best wishes on this journey. Go get ’em Tiger! HPS too!

  3. Very exciting Kathy! Blessings to your venture…may it fulfill those dreams and promises you received from the One from Whom creativity flows!
    Ruth

  4. I have been so privileged to be an *early* visitor to Fable Springs – and it is the most delightful place in the world. Kathy, my heart swells with excitement for you! Just such a joy to see your dreams unfolding. And I applaud your *crazy bold* – may God continue to smooth your paths, and light the way to success! (Noah, too!!)

    Can’t wait for your launch party! You are such a very creative woman – I’m so lucky to be your friend.

    GOD BLESS!

  5. Wonderful news, Kathy! I pray for G-d’s favor and blessings on your new venture.
    Shalom,
    GiGi

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