"...her dad ..., he told her she had better start raising money to cover the cost of tuition..." -- This Week News-Pickerington, Ohio
"Girls Puppy Tale to Fight Autism, 10 year old author to raise 1 million dollars for autism research and support." -- Coumbus Dispatch-Life Section
"Through a serendipitous encounter,...started as a young girl's...venture has evolved into a campaign to raise $1-million for autism." -- Columbus Parent Magazine-Author hopes to raise $1M for autism research
Paige responded to the challenge...a children's book, "Harry Spotter: The Incontinent Puppy," -- This Week News-Reynoldsburg, Ohio
From the Publisher
"Harry Spotter is dedicated to children everywhere who want a dog. This is my true story of how a little dog changed my dad's heart." Paige Hanson From the Publisher: Harry Spotter will make you smile. Beautifully illustrated by Amy Sellers and written by Paige Hanson, whose original purpose was to earn money to go to the Columbus School for Girls. Paige has always been an avid reader so when she asked her dad what she could do to earn money, not even looking up from his work on Good Debt, Bad Debt, (Penguin 2005) he grumbled, "write a book!"
Paige and Jon met Amy Sellers and became involved in fundraising for The Out of the Rain Society to fund Autism Research. Amy Sellers and Out of the Rain Society support the mission of University of Central Florida and the Center for Autism and Related Diseases (CARD). Fifty percent of the proceeds from Harry Spotter will go to the Out of the Rain Society. This includes online sales and special event fundraisers with other organizations, and corporate sponsors.
Amy Sellers graduated from the University of Southern Florida, with a fine arts degree in 1987. Samples of her work are on display at the University of Central Florida and at several locations throughout the U.S. Amy's son Drew has Asperger's syndrome. Amy donates huge amounts of her time towards fund raising, autism awareness, and her art work. Look for more titles Illustrated by Amy Sellers to be published by MonroeMedia.com through its Read-it-Again Mommy imprint. Boomer the Bengal Cat, should be available in February 2006, it will also benefit autism research.
P.S. Harry Spotter is a library quality stitched hardcover book printed in Grandparent friendly large text (24pt).