If you're out an about on Thursday and Friday nights and you see a bubbly woman dressed in a St. Bernard costume, don't be alarmed! That's just Dee Garcia out to help collect funds for her new children's book!

Local author, Dee Garcia, stopped by the station this morning to help get the word out about her campaign to help finish the publication of her first Children's Book: Adam and the Freedom Machine. She brought a copy of the book with her, and says she'll be bringing it along when she hits the streets in her dog costume on Thursday and Friday nights to drum up support.

Garcia says that in order to complete publication on her book, she needs to raise $5,000 within the next forty days. She intends to go out every Thursday and Friday night for the next three weeks, hitting all of the local bars and hot spots in town to meet people who might be interested in donating a little bit to help fund her dream project. Her friends have also helped set up a GoFundMe campaign, where you can donate right now to help this children's book become a reality.

The book is a story about Adam, based on a real friend of Garcia's, who recieves a shiny new bicycle for his birthday and calls it "The Freedom Machine." Garcia is also looking for local artists who would be interested in updating the existing illustrations in the book before publication.

Garcia says she won't be just a "One-book wonder," as she has plenty of ideas for more Children's literature. All of her books feature 26 pages, so each page "number" can be a letter of the alphabet and help kids learn their ABC's. She hopes to get her books in classrooms and libraries near you, and spread stories to help children learn and grow.

Stay Weird, Laramie is a feature series about all of the strange things that make Laramie great. To submit weird things around town that make you love the community it comes from, please e-mail me. 

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