A fundraising idea
Greetings. Here is a unique and charming way to raise funds for your favorite organization while hosting a delightful event.
Please help organize a book reading and signing, with beamed illustrations, for your organization where staff, clients and guests can bring the kids.
Provide a cozy space and perhaps some treats. Muse River Productions will donate 10% of each book sold to the organization of your choice.
The Adventures of Yin & Yang: Snoepje and the Pizza Box is a charming tale about how two Minnesotan farm cats and their owners, Antoine and Sara, a middle-aged, transcontinental couple, get a new addition to their family when a kitten with a tongue-twisting name, Snoepje [SNOOP-yuh] is rescued from a most unlikely place.
To arrange a fundraising reading or for more information please contact Susan Schaefer at email@example.com.
Lake Minnetonka, Minneapolis, Minnesota
to Maastricht, Limburg, the Netherlands
I actually wrote and self-illustrated The Adventures of Yin & Yang: Snoepje & the Pizza Box in 1999 in one night, as a father’s day gift for my beloved Dutch husband, Martijn Hermse. Using handmade paper and primitive illustrations, I awoke during the night with the story fully developed, and while Maratijn slept, I wrote and drew it for him. We were then living on Minnesota’s famed Lake Minnetonka in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.
Martijn considered this life in Minnesota’s undeniable natural beauty as near to heaven as possible. And he was so contemplative a soul; our cats were perfect companions for a true philosopher, they seemed to posses the wisdom of the ages, like most cats.
It was I who suggested that we take an extended sabbatical – a few years to live, study and relax in Martijn’s native Limburg Province, also noted for its astounding beauty and quality of life.
In 2004, the University of Maastricht accepted me for a mid-career Master’s Program in European Public Affairs; I graduated with honors in 2005 and began working in diverse capacities for various departments at the university.