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IN Creative ON 27 Jul, 2014
When Lynnette Kraft decided to write her first novel, she had no idea what it was going to turn into. After over a year of dedicated creative work, she and two of her adult children had created an immersive 3-fold entertainment experience: “Ingrid” - The story. The artwork. The soundtrack.
When Lynnette Kraft decided to write her first novel, she had no idea what it was going to turn into.
After over a year of dedicated creative work, she and two of her adult children had created an immersive 3-fold entertainment experience:
Lynnette knew she wanted her story to have value. She had previously written 2 nonfiction books, recounting the death of 3 of her children. Her experiences with grief instilled a desire to find victory in every story and situation. Her novel centers on a 16-year-old girl named Ingrid, born without a voice, but called to a great purpose.
Her ideas started to come together, slowly but surely. She liked to write to movie soundtracks, for inspiration, which gave her an idea. She asked her son, Jared (a composer) to write her a few pieces to go with the story. Over the next year, Lynnette and Jared threw ideas and creations back and forth, providing inspiration for one another, and creating something unforgettable. When all was said and done, Jared had created over 100 minutes of the best music he'd ever composed.
But it didn't stop there. When the book was finished, Lynnette's daughter, Abigail (an artist) read it from front to back, listening to her brother's music as she read. She was so enchanted by it, that she and the entire Kraft family agreed that her original illustrations would be the final touch to bring the book's charming atmosphere and loveable characters to life.
"Ingrid" is the result of mutual inspiration, a like-minded vision, and love ... everything the Krafts hope to represent as a family. Through the support of friends and family, they were able to make "Ingrid" a reality by taking it to print.