Aviator Author Gives Children 3-8 Years Old Courage to Dream on Kickstarter

What legacy are you leaving for your children? Grandchildren? And children of the world?


San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/19/2014 -- In a world where children often are told in school and at home about their limits (“you can’t do that”, “you’ll never be that”, “you’re wrong”), author and aviator Nancy Hayssen is spreading the positive message in a soon to be released children’s book that dreams are possible when you have someone to believe in you.

Based off a real-life adventure of a 7 year old and her pilot father flying into South Africa, Ants in the Pants Nance children’s book instills hope and courage in children’s hearts to act upon our dreams. Filled with stunning illustrations, diverse characters and enriching learning, Ants in the Pants Nance 32-page children’s book is an interactive fun story encouraging the foundation of positive values for children 3-8 years old.

On a safari adventure, this playful rhyming story illustrated by visual artist and illustrator Henry Castro, and written by Nancy Hayssen takes the reader into see the wild animals, people, and beauty of Africa touching the hearts of all ages, instilling strong family values and friendships that promotes acceptance, compassion, kindness and unity of people of all walks of life.

The campaign has received significant support from Oscar screenwriter RainMan Barry Morrow. “There’s nothing like a great story to fuel the flight of imagination, and Ants in the Pants Nance is truly that ‘kickstarter’,” says Barry Morrow.

Parents, grandparents and people who care about instilling in the next generation courage and the importance of loving relationships can pledge anywhere from $1.00 on up to show their support. Gifts range from “I am courageous” coloring booklet to a scenic aerial adventure of the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Giving children the message of courage and loving friendships helps turn children into healthy productive adults with a good sense of self-esteem and contribution to the world,” says Nancy Hayssen.

Ants in the Pants Nance will run for 30 days on Kickstarter and end on September 17 with the goal of raising initial funds to publish and market the first book in the series.

If the goals are reached, one child will be granted the dream of becoming a pilot for the day.

For more information about Ants in the Pants Nance campaign or to back the project directly, visit:

About Nancy Hayssen
Nancy Hayssen graduated highest honors with a BA degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University at 20 years old. With the guidance of her father, at the age of 23, she became an accredited FAA Certified Airplane Pilot, and founded a scenic air tour company in California’s Wine Country. One of select few women aviators in the world, Nancy has traveled extensively throughout the world. One of her most memorable trips was “flying in the outback airstrips of the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, and Southern Africa with my Dad and I as co-pilot”– the journey taken in 1997, and source of inspiration for the book. Her messages of “inspiring children to adults of all walks of life to act upon your own dreams” have reached millions of people around the world, and have been featured on CBS Entertainment Tonight, Fox News, and other major media.


Nancy Hayssen
Phone: 707-280-4678
Email: nancy@ancynancy.com