Children's Book Indie Author Journey

From Farm to Bookshelf

Books. Art. Felting Lessons.

Hillary Dow Maine artist


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Book Store

Color choice, a felting lesson with Hillary Dow

Felting Lessons

Mother Winter needle felted illustration by Hillary Dow

Wool Felted Paintings

Felted portrait commissions by Hillary Dow

Felting Master Class

A Launch of Magical Adventures

Our first fully illustrated children’s book was self-published in the spring of 2021! Through the late fall of 2020 and into the new year we ran a launch campaign with pre-sales of Fairy Spells and Strawberry Elves to help fund the self-publishing process.

Lichendia launched with much more than books! Scroll through our shop to discover handmade felted treasures, DIY felting kits, virtual classes, original felted illustrations, and tiers of founders’ support—through the gifting of books to local school and town libraries.


  • Funds Raised Toward Goal 72.78% 72.78%

This progress bar represents funds raised toward our goal of $17,616 throughout our launch campaign. The Dow family, and all the characters of Lichendia, welcome you and thank you for your support! 

The Journey of an Indie Author

Check out these gallery images (click the black arrow to scroll sideways)—only a few of the many treasured along the indie author journey.

Give the Gift of Books

The Founder’s Circle includes several tiers of support. The support level within each circle funds the donation of my book to local schools and libraries.

learn more about joining the Founder's Circle