We will officially be submitting one of C. Fulsty’s books to get exposure to TV and movie producers. Thank you to everyone who has donated for making that possible. Our next goal will be $1200 TOTAL. That will be the mark to begin getting books into hardcover which will make them available to bookstores, libraries, and Tattered Cover who has already discussed interests in carrying C. Fulsty Books.
If you’d still like to donate, you can do so at gofundme.com/c-fulstys-dream or click here.
Thank you to everyone that has donated. We still have $160 until we can send one of our books to TV/movie producers and need another $700 until we can start getting books into hardcover. Help us find those that can help, please.
Sorry everyone, I’ve been incredibly busy and I fell behind on updating the website. I have just updated the HOME page and the books on there. I’ve updated UPCOMING BOOKS and I’ve updated COLORING PAGES.
Sorry again for the delay on all the updates. Hopefully all of the upcoming books and the new books that are out and “coming soon” will be enough of an apology. Thank you all for following C. Fulsty Books and we hope you enjoy all of our books!
Have you been drooling over the thought of strolling down the street in a C. Fulsty shirt? Have you been daydreaming about the idea of sporting a C. Fulsty hat?
Well get ready, because C. Fulsty shirts, hats, hoodies, and #LessEgosMoreRespect shirts are here for a limited time! If that wasn’t good enough, every purchase will send a portion of money to nonprofits. All of this was made possible by the awesome company and our new partner, The 6th Clothing Co. Like us, they love to support and help out nonprofits with what they do best. Be sure to check them out and the number of nonprofits they help. New nonprofits and new merchandise to collect every couple months so be sure to follow them on social media to see what’s next!
I constantly have thoughts of giving up on my books. At least once a month, since I started, I’ve had intense thoughts of, “this is never going to work out. I’m wasting my time. I should quit and do something else.”
It’s a tough nagging feeling. As much as I sometimes want to quit, I also have so many stories to tell. One thing that keeps me going was at a book reading that only three kids attended, I was once again thinking about quitting, when a mom of one of the kids came up to me and wanted to check out my books to buy one. She took all of them over to a table to read them and see which one she wanted. About 5-10 minutes later she came over fighting back tears and said her daughter read, “How High Can You Jump.” I apologized to her for my illustrations not being very good and she said her daughter had been having a tough time at school and her daughter lit up reading the book and she had to buy it.
As much as I want to make enough money to work on my books full time, that one moment made me realize just how much one book could change someone’s life.
Our book about a Pitbull is coming soon! We’re shooting for an April release.
The book will follow a Pitbull that is left at a rescue. She constantly tries telling everyone she loves them but all they hear is barking. The poor, misunderstood girl is in the rescue as she gets older until……..I can’t tell you. You’ll have to wait and buy the book. It’ll be worth it.
I’m working on a Patreon page. Patreon is a website where you pay a monthly fee to get special behind-the-scenes and early access things along with some schwag. Looking to have tiers of $3, $10, $20, or $30 per month.
Just as a warning to parents and kids, this will be a more serious post about me and my struggle with depression.
I just wrote a story about a panda dealing with his depression that feels like a hole he can’t get out of. I wrote the story based off of what I feel with my depression. I don’t have depression daily, but it does happen from time to time and when I do have depression it’s easy to get sucked into that hole. I know people that don’t suffer from depression think it’s as simple as just being sad and you need to “just not be sad.” Try to tell yourself to “just not be hungry” the next time that you’re hungry. It doesn’t work. It’s just what your body does. For me, depression is hating myself and feeling down about myself and my life. This is followed by feelings of “I shouldn’t be sad. I have a roof over my head, food, a job, a car.” These thoughts just make me feel worse about myself and make me hate myself more which just helps me slide further into my depression hole.
I lost a close friend to depression. The loss of Robin Williams hit me harder than I thought it would. I was told by a couple friends that they were surprised that I would be so brave to publicly say that I have depression and that I would open myself up to ridicule. I’m not doing this for people that don’t understand depression. I’m writing this and the story for people that suffer from depression. You’re not alone. Many people suffer from depression, most of them are probably people you would never guess. The thing that helped me the most was opening up about having depression. Yes, some people I thought would support me were the same people telling me to just not be sad. While some people I thought would make fun of me were some of the most supportive people. You’ll never know until you open up, but you have to take the first steps up the ladder to get out of your depression hole. Otherwise, you may never get out, or worse, you’ll fall deeper into the hole. Take the steps up the ladder and if you don’t think you have anyone to open up to, you can reach out to us or any social media groups that deal with depression. If you think you’re too far down your depression hole, don’t be afraid to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255). There are people who can help you, just take that first step. You can help others by being around for them.
Depression doesn’t make us alone, it brings us together if we fight it together!
If you’d like to read the short story that goes along with this post, Click Here to read The Depression Hole.