I’m in the final stages of drafting Ramble On, and then I have a long list of illustrations to do – but those are heaps of fun so I’m not too worried.
For those of you who don’t know, Ramble On is a book celebrating walking. For me, walking (especially walking in nature) became the key part of my self-treatment of depression and anxiety. I’m incredibly grateful for the tracks and parks that are available to us in New Zealand, free of charge, and well-maintained.
My aim is to get on board with Mental Health Awareness Week, and launch this book in October (hopefully Saturday 14th) – I think Spring is the perfect time for a book on walking.
While I can’t confirm much at this point, I’m in discussion with some awesome people & organisations to make this a fun event. My aim is to have some guest speakers, interactive stations, and make this a celebration of our health and walking – not just a book launch.
So this is where you come in. I’m looking for sponsors, in the walking / health / nature industries for:
- goody bag items, including branded merchandise
- interactive stations like photo booths, digital technology, demos & games
- spot prizes like shoes, socks, health items, books, art, toys, first aid kits & gift vouchers
- guest speakers
- drinks and nibbles
- and a few select stallholders – highly relevant products, around $15 or less
Or if you’ve got something else you think would fit these themes, I’d love to hear from you! I’m on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, or you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss what we can offer each other. I’ll keep you updated via my blog and social media, and once the date is confirmed you can get updates from there, too.
Thanks in advance xx