Anna Ruadh Kickstarter for March Well, the world has changed since our last Kickstarter update in February. We sincerely hope that you are all doing well, and practicing social distancing, as difficult as it is. For those of you who are working outside the home, in essential jobs such as grocery stores, truck driving, and above all healthcare, we are very grateful! The beauty of art can sustain us in times of distress. We’re seeing it a lot right now, with artists and musicians livestreaming concerts and art to give everyone a little something to look forward to and feel connected. We’re especially grateful for L.M. Montgomery’s art, and for the technology that allows us to stay connected.

Our publishing work has temporarily slowed down, but has not halted during this time. With Nova Scotia now in an official state of emergency, we at Bradan Press are trying to do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by staying home and only going outside for exercise and groceries. We are so grateful that our work can be done online and on the phone. Currently, we are in the final stages of editing. While the past few weeks have been bumpy, with the heartbreak of cancelling travel, events, and eldercare plans, our work will still be progressing.

Our plans for the Anna Ruadh book launch events at the end of June are now up in the air, unfortunately. We are beginning to see many summer events cancelled, and like other event organizers, we want to ensure the safety of attendees.

We still want to celebrate the publication of the book with you, however. We are following the example of other artists these days, and looking into the possibility of hosting a free online book launch in June. As we are able to develop a plan, we’ll keep you updated. At this time, we are still planning to publish the book and fulfill your Kickstarter rewards on schedule, in June. However, over the next three months we could be faced with unforeseen delays outside of our control with printing, or shipping, due to the pandemic. We’re doing everything within our control to ensure the delivery of your rewards on time. If any rewards happen to be delayed, we will communicate with you about it as soon as possible. Thank you again for your continued support of this project.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and wash your hands!

You can be a hero by staying home and doing your part to flatten the curve!