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Hey Everyone!

First of all, as you may know, my book funding campaign has officially ended. Although the ultimate goal was not met (which was set pretty high), I couldn't be happier with all the support I received from all of you. You were willing to give a little of yourselves to contribute to my fundraiser - during a pandemic and economic crisis - and support my indie publishing dreams. You were also willing to donate to help share Daffodil's message of diversity, anti-racism, and children's rights. For all of that, I am truly grateful and appreciative. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!

With your help, we were able to raise over $2K, with over $200 going towards children struggling with hunger with no access to school meals during this pandemic. Your help also abled me to have my books printed and shipped to all who have donated, and to be distributed to libraries, schools, and bookstores. 

(PLEASE NOTE: If your book hasn't arrived yet, please note that all books have been shipped using our US Postal Service and will be delayed due to COVID-19 and service cutbacks. I, along with most independent authors, depend on the US Postal Service, as it is the most cost-effective way to ship our books to customers like you. Another reason to save the USPS!)

Second, for those of you who selected the Extraordinary Ally reward, please look out for the exclusive Daffi and Friends Spotify playlist to be in your email inboxes in the next few days! For the Active Listener award selectors, the audiobook is still in the works and will be sent to you in the next couple of weeks! Thank you for your patience as I finalize these files for you and your family to enjoy.

Most importantly, both the book and the ebook for Daffodil Grey and the Colorful Parade will be available online in the coming days, so look out for the official announcement on my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and on my website soon! If you haven't already, please follow @daffi.and.friends (IG), @DaffiandFriends(Twitter & Facebook) to get all updates on the Daffi and Friends series, as well as upcoming new book releases and events.

Again, thank you all for your support in this journey, and if you have any questions, please send all inquiries to or through my website, .

Last but never least, always remember to...



With Love and Gratitude,

Anna Gilchrist 

Author-Illustrator of Daffodil Grey and the Colorful Parade, Daffi and Friends series 

Founder and CEO of Sandfish Publishing