THE RAT FAIRIES HISTORY
This story started when Stephanie was about 5 years old. Her Mom (Pam Carnation) was so tired of brushing her hair! She hated having her long hair brushed...but Stephanie most certainly was NOT willing to get it cut, either!
Pam was a dental assistant by day, but had such a crafty/artist side as well. Stephanie remembers how meticulous Pam kept her "special" barbie that she used when she played with her, the one Stephanie dreamed of owning one day! She also made several cute Christmas ornaments, and was amazing at colouring! She also drew the most beautiful horses.
o, one day, after the millionth time of brushing Stephanie's hair with much protest, maybe as a therapeutic release of frustration, made this book! At first it was for fun...but then she decided she would try and get it published, just for fun.
Stephanie remembers her carefully making a bunch of copies and mailing off what must have been 10-15 packages to different children's publishing companies. Most she never heard back from, others just replied with a 1-2 line reply by mail (email wasn't a thing yet!) that basically said "no thanks". At that point, she let it go. The original pages were put in protective covering and put in a cabinet.
am passed away in May of 2004, just shy of her 60th birthday. She was born with a heart defect and scoliosis, and was told by Dr's that living as long as she had had been a miracle. Stephanie misses her every day! Her own daughter was 3 when Pam passed away, but her son and new husband never got a chance to meet her.
s her things were gone through after her passing, Stephanie made sure to find her book. It had always held special meaning for them both, and she was determined to find a way to share her work with others!
WHERE TO FIND THE RAT FAIRIES
Website: link: https://ratfairiesbook.wixsite.com/ratfairies