Retired Teacher and Acclaimed Filmmaker Launch GoFundMe Campaign to Complete Film Version of “Lucy and the Lake Monster”

Retired Teacher and Acclaimed Filmmaker Launch GoFundMe Campaign to Complete Film Version of "Lucy and the Lake Monster"
Enchanting tale combats bullying while inspiring children worldwide.

Children face countless challenges today. Can a book and film help? Retired Greenville County Schools teacher Kelly Tabor Cromer and filmmaker Richard Rossi certainly think so. Following the success of their children’s book, “Lucy and the Lake Monster,” the duo recently announced a GoFundMe campaign to finish its indie film adaptation, whose aim is to combat the serious problem of bullying. Using their combined creative skills to address bullying, the hope is that “Lucy and the Lake Monster” can help make the world a better place.

The narrative follows Lucy Lago, a nine-year-old orphan living by Lake Champlain who believes in the existence of Champ, the Lake Champlain Sea Serpent. Despite mockery and opposition, Lucy and her grandpa embark on a journey to bring awareness of America’s Loch Ness Monster to the world, teaching valuable lessons about overcoming mental health challenges with childlike faith.

Richard Rossi, the director of the upcoming children’s indie film, expressed the importance of this project in addressing critical issues children face today. “Do you agree that children today face stressful situations and need positive role models? Do you hate bullying? Do you love a good story? Do you believe a good teacher can make a difference? If you answered ‘yes-amundo’ to any of these questions, then this GoFundMe is for you!”

As frightening statistics reveal how widespread bullying is and how many kids it hurts across the globe, the need for projects like “Lucy and the Lake Monster” that support children’s confidence and mental health is obvious and helps explain the success of the book. “Lucy & the Lake Monster” is available in paperback and eBook versions at and the Barnes and Noble online store.

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Donate large or small and support the “Lucy & the Lake Monster” GoFundMe at

About Kelly Tabor Cromer:

Kelly Tabor Cromer is a retired Greenville County Schools teacher and co-author of the popular children’s book “Lucy and the Lake Monster.”

About Richard Rossi:

Richard Rossi is an Academy-Award-considered filmmaker and co-author of “Lucy and the Lake Monster.” He serves as the director of the upcoming children’s indie film adaptation.

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