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October 17, 2018

The Mountain Life – Katie Mullaly – The Land of Now

KPCW Radio, October 17, 2018

Lynn and Tim are joined by Katie Mullaly, a local children’s book author and publisher. Her Land of.. children’s book series wouldn’t be complete without the newly launched Land of NOW. A kickstarter campaign began this morning and Katie hopes to raise $10,000 to offset the final illustrations and the printing of 2,500 copies of the book.
Hear the full interview at KPCW.org

October 17, 2018

Local author says it’s time to Kickstart “Land of Now”

The Park Record, October 17, 2018

No better time than the present for Park City-based author Katie Mullaly’s new children’s book, aptly titled “Land of Now.”

The author is crowdsourcing donations to publish the book – the fourth in her “Land of” series that include “Land of Or,” “Land of And” and “Land of I Am.”

The book’s Kickstarter campaign began Wednesday, and Mullaly has 30 days to reach her $10,000 goal. The money raised will allow Mullaly to print and distribute 2,500 books.

Read more at Park Record.com

October 11, 2018

Official Press Release (click here for download version)

Land of NOW: A new tool (and book) for how to be present that appeals to ALL ages

Journey into Land of NOW and learn how to quiet the mental chaos and enjoy the only moment we really have, the NOW. A practical guide on mindfulness for all ages.

Park City, Utah – On October 17, 2018, Katie Mullaly, author, and publisher Faceted Press will launch a Kickstarter campaign for Land of NOW, a practical book to help children live in the present moment that also appeals to ALL ages. The campaign is expected to raise $10,000 to print and distribute 2,500 copies of the book.

After a much-anticipated two-year wait, Land of NOW, the fourth book in the delightful Land of Children Books series will be arriving to help readers of all ages enjoy the present moment, the NOW by learning how to release the useless thoughts they don’t need. And as always, Land of NOW is sure to delight, inspire and continue to help fans and readers navigate life’s terrain. “Land of NOW came from my constant struggle to be in the moment, to not let my thoughts run amok. So, I took my own challenges and turned them into this book,” said author and publisher Katie Mullaly. “We are launching a Kickstarter Campaign, not only with the goal of funding the printing of 2,500 copies, but to also take this opportunity to get our books into schools, especially underserved schools. Donors can choose to have their books sent to a school of their choice, or we can choose. Not everyone has kids to read these books to, but we all know of a school that could use more mindfulness tools,” continued Mullaly.

This book is about being present. A call to sit here in “NOW,” and find ways to clear all the chaos and quiet your mind. The NOW is a place that we are always in, but thanks to the continuous chatter of thoughts in our heads, we miss out on what is really happening – the NOW. In Land of NOW, you learn the tools for how to be present in the moment by clearing out all the incessant thoughts that are blocking the NOW.

What is it that’s keeping you from enjoying this moment? From seeing the beauty and wonder of the NOW? Are you worried about something in the future that hasn’t happened yet? Or is it the past that is gnawing at you, unwilling to let go? Or maybe it’s because you’re longing for things to be different and don’t want to accept what IS, and so you miss out on the PRESENT MOMENT. Whatever the reason, Land of NOW can show you and your young readers, what to do with all the useless thoughts, and how to let them move on so you can enjoy the present, the only moment we have – the NOW. Land of NOW is written for ages 7 through 12 but intended for everyone!

About the author and publisher

As a lover of rhyme, rhythm and reason, Katie Mullaly continues to share her passion for teaching, creating greater awareness and living a conscious life through the Land of… Children’s Books®.

The Land of… Children’s Books® series came about from years of Katie’s soul-searching, seeking her purpose and wanting to create something meaningful that incorporated her passion for mindful living. This series allows Katie to find new sources of creativity that she didn’t know she had. It also allows her to share her experiences of trying to be a better human with her readers.

Katie has a BS in Science Communication and an MS in Professional Master of Science and Technology, both from the University of Utah, and is working on a “PhD” in being a better human. She will be working on her dissertation on being a conscious, caring person for the rest of her life, and looks forward to sharing that work with anyone who will read her books.

About the illustrator

Illustrator Toby Allen’s whole life has been about drawing and he’s had a pen in his hand since he can remember. With a zest for the fantastic and an ability to create worlds no one has ever seen, he brings new life to children’s books.

Toby holds a BA Honors Degree in Illustration from Plymouth College of Art located in Plymouth, England. He has pursued a creative education since high school, with that pen always in hand. Since he has started working professionally, he always takes the opportunity to learn a new skill along the way.

Other works by Toby include “Real Monsters,” his physical representations of mental illnesses aimed at educating and reducing stigma surrounding mental health issues. He also illustrated Charlie’s Choices, a children’s book that aids selectively mute children and their parents. Find out more at Toby’s website: http://zestydoesthings.tumblr.com/

Together they are creating mindfulness tools that are fun, memorable, and presented in a simple, applicable format. By taking important life lessons and disguising them with Katie’s engaging rhymes and Toby’s brilliant illustrations, they are making these personal growth tools accessible for readers of all ages.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Faceted Press
Katie Mullaly, Author and Publisher
01-435-513-0444
Katie@facetedpress.com
https://landofchildrensbooks.com/

October 10, 2018

Land of NOW – book #4 COMING SOON!

 

BIG NEWS: Book #4 – Land of NOW – how to be present and in the moment – is almost here and I am so excited. This might be our best book yet! Check out some sample pages: https://landofchildrensbooks.com/land-of-now/

To help fund the printing and spread the word about Land of NOW, I will be running a Kickstarter campaign. I will also be using the Kickstarter to provide books to schools in need (donors can opt to have their books sent to a school).

Plus, we will have special Kickstarter-ONLY items that come with your pledge. Special things you won’t be able to get after the campaign ends.

We launch on October 17th and I will be sending you another email with more information and asking for your support for Land of NOW, and that you share it with friends and family and anyone who might enjoy our books. There will be a plethora of rewards for your donations, or you will be able to just donate for the fun of it (and to support our books), without a reward.

Information about Kickstarter

Kickstarter is an online funding platform for creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are funding on Kickstarter at any given moment. I have spent weeks building my project page, shooting the video, and brainstorming what rewards to offer backers.

I set the project’s funding goal (to cover printing and some illustration costs) and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers’ credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.

Our company may be small, but our impact on our readers is huge with our messages and tools
to bring mindfulness to kids (and adults) through our books and other products.

If you would like to be a part of the Land of… Children’s Books through distribution,
international rights, or other outlets, let us know.

For brand, story, and character licensing information click here.

katie@facetedpress.com

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