Turbo the Flying Dog, a picture book for children ages 4 to 8, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign, designed to fund illustrations, a small first run of the book, and associated business costs. Authors Kelly Kennedy and Victoria Zajko describe the book an adventure exploring the themes of aviation, animal rescue, and family.
Kickstarter is a platform that helps creative projects find funding. Backers are offered rewards for different levels of funding. Rewards for the Turbo the Flying Dog Kickstarter include copies of the book “pawed” by real life dogs Turbo and Olive, invitations to the book’s dog-friendly kick-off party, and a special airport visit from the authors and dogs.
The authors said they hope for the book to be available via Amazon.com and at local events in time for holiday delivery.
Zajko is a commercial pilot working in aviation insurance. Her dog, Turbo, is a 20 pound mix – the DNA test said he was Chinese Crested, Chinook and Collie. He was adopted on New Years Eve 2012. He is an avid aviator and enjoys taking vacations with his humans, mostly by air in their plane.
Kennedy is a newspaper publisher and minored in creative writing in college. She believes strongly in rescue and animal advocacy. Her dog, Olive, is a schnoodle (part schnauzer, part poodle) adopted in 2011.