Last week, I received wonderful news that my RADF application has been successful.
It is a grant of great importance to me, as it ensures the continuation of the series, and the continuity of the theme of empowering children. I am deeply grateful to the committee for their faith in me, and my project.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the North Burnett Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
Giorgie’s Christmas Dinner
The RADF funding is providing the illustration and source file of the second book in the Spiritual Heritage for Children Series. This book called Giorgie’s Christmas Dinner is about a little girl called Giorgie; the farm rooster and his proposed fate as the Christmas dinner. Mr Rooster is a nasty character who chases everything – which is why he is in danger of becoming the Christmas dinner. Their unexpected meeting sends her running for the protection of the nearest tree. The story contains danger fear escape relief and guidance.
RADF funding is bringing many benefits
The funding will ensure Giorgie’s Christmas Dinner will be available for the 2017 Christmas sale period. The book-store lists are circulated to them six months ahead of their sale dates. Giorgie’s Christmas Dinner will to be included for the Christmas buying list which is circulated to them in June. It would not have been achieved without the grant, so this is a huge bonus.
The cover for Giorgie’s Christmas Dinner will be included as a preview in Joshua and Stranger Danger. This is another lovely bonus provided by the RADF grant.
The valuable, and much appreciated input of Julie-Ann Harper and Laila Savolainen will be continuing with Giorgie’s Christmas Dinner. They have done a magnificent job with the illustrations and source file for Joshua and Stranger Danger. Their ongoing involvement gives the series continuity of artwork and layout, which is very important in developing a series.