It is beautiful! I am very happy with the book and hope I have done White Dog justice!
A white dog appeared one day in our sheep field. In the
ten plus years we had lived at our farm, no dog or large
predator had ever breached our fences– that we were
aware of. He was very thin and worn, unkept, hungry
and intact. And, he was a Maremma, the same breed as
our livestock guardian dog that also lived on the farm
who had arrived as a pup about eight months earlier.
How he got there was, and is, a mystery, but it is a tale
laced with magic and universal forces at work.
Maremmas don’t just drop out of the sky, or do they?
I named him Benedetto which means blessed but we all
have come to know him as White Dog.
Looking into White Dog’s eyes from the first time I met
him, I knew there was a story only he could tell. I knew
he left something to come to something else, for a reason.
It is a simple truth that all who meet him come to
White Dog knows.
This intimate book is 4.25 x 6" and at 228 pages is small but stout. It is fully illustrated and also includes a section of photographs of White Dog's world. The story is told by White Dog, along with the guidance of Crow, and a rabbit who leads him out of darkness... and I am just the translator, for this book is told in White Dog's voice. There are over 100 images of my art and photographs showing White Dog's world.
By pre-ordering, you are allowing an indie author/publisher to continue to make books. Pre-ordering basically helps pay for the traditional offset printing of the book which must be printed in larger quantities–this allows me to not go into debt and helps me continue to birth high quality off-set books into the world.
Once the printing is paid for, a portion of net profit will be put into the Apifera non profit account at year's end. When you buy this book, it is not a tax deduction [Donations to Apifera Farm are tax deductible.]
There are options in the drop down menu to include an additional tip to Apifera Press. Becasue the book is now being printed in 4color, the total printing is $10,000. Your pre-sales, and tips if you are able, helps me not carry debt on these indie books.
Prices include USA shipping [International orders will have to pay at least another $25 for shipping, do not order unless you are okay with that.]