Katrina van Grouw

is creating illustrated books on animal anatomy and evolution

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Thanks very much indeed for checking out my Patreon page. I only discovered Patreon recently and realised that it could make an enormous difference to me and enable me to continue doing what I do best: writing and illustrating science / art books. Because I'm writer AND illustrator, these creations take a huge amount of time. For example,my last book, Unnatural Selection took six years solid work, all day, every day, seven days a week.  
A £2K publishers' advance doesn't go far spread over 6 years, and doesn't provide any of the funds I need for research trips to illustrate specimens in museums etc.
Doing what I do is a labour of love and, although I feel deeply grateful for every letter and e-mail I receive thanking and praising me for my work, spending so many years with scarcely any personal income does take its toll.                       

I care deeply about making science, and especially evolution, understandable to everyone. My way of doing this is to write in an engaging and accessible way, without using jargon, and to combine this with beautiful artwork. I give talks too.
I hope you'll consider supporting me; any regular contribution, no matter how small, will make a big difference, and you have my word that I'll take every opportunity to express my gratitude.

I'm currently working on a new, bigger and better edition of 'The Unfeathered Bird'  - 'The Unfeathered Bird: Fully Fledged'. This version will have 400 pages (that's an additional 97) and be completely re-written and re-designed, and will probably include around 600 illustrations. The biggest change will be that the first section, 'Generic' will be greatly expanded to include much more content about bird evolution,  and will address questions about what birds are and are not, and at what point birds became birds. 
It's still taking shape so I don't know for sure when it will be published, but I won't be relinquishing hold of it until it becomes the best version of itself that it can possibly be!

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When I reach a regular income of around $100 per month I'll be in a better position financially to be able to fund some much-needed research visits to museums in Europe and the USA.
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