Author Hopes to Follow in the Footstep of Karen Klein

Top Quote After $600,000 was raised online for bullied bus monitor Karen Klein author D.K. Smith hopes to benefit from the same type of crowd funding approach to fund a start-up business online. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) July 03, 2012 - Last month 68 year old bus monitor Karen Klein endured as four middle school boys barraged her with verbal abuse about her weight, her family and even made violent and graphic threats. In the end she was rewarded for her endurance as kind hearts from all over the country contributed to an effort to send her on a much needed vacation.

    Though the goal is quite different, children's author D.K. Smith is seeking to build public support for a new business through the same type of crowd funding approach that gained so much attention in an effort to support Karen Klein. "I saw clearly that people have kind hearts and generous spirits so I figured that I would at least put my project out there. I am no Karen Klein, but my hope is that I will encounter some of the same kindness and generosity that she did" said Smith.

    Smith has reached over 25 countries with his children's books that feature an anthropomorphized Sock and Boots tandem. The stories "have a goal of building imagination and character in children" says smith. He now hopes to open an online store featuring t-shirts and plush toys in the likeness of the Sock n Boots characters.

    "Often times people just need to know about what you're doing. I think it is a worthwhile project. I just hope the public feels the same as I do" Smith concluded.

    For more information about D.K. Smith and The Sock n Boots Company visit:

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