Your Next Read Can Rescue: Supporting Special Needs Animals

Craig Stanland
2 min readDec 2, 2023

📣 Attention animal lovers & book lovers. 📣

You can kick off the holiday season with a new book, and you’ll make a difference in the lives of special needs animals.

Here’s How:

✅ I’m donating 25% of the worldwide royalties for all copies of “Blank Canvas, How I Reinvented My Life After Prison,” sold in December in honor of special needs animals.

✅ My company will match whatever is raised 100%.

Other ways you can help:

📣 Leaving a review on Amazon earns $10 for charity.

📣 Sharing a picture of “Blank Canvas” on social media (tagging me — my IG is craig_stanland) earns $5 for charity. (max 3 per person)

✅ Why I’m doing this:

Special needs animals are overlooked at shelters and have difficulty finding their forever family because people are looking for the “perfect” pet.

We have (2) special needs cats: Freya (the tabby) is a tripod, and Clio (the tuxedo) has Cerebellar Hypoplasia (wobbly cat syndrome).

They’re the most amazing and loving cats I’ve ever known.

Our mission for December is to raise awareness for the plight of special needs animals and raise funds to support them.

➡️ How you can help:

1. Purchase a copy of “Blank Canvas, How I Reinvented My Life After Prison” in December.

2. Leave a review on Amazon.

3. Share on social media.

✅ Here’s the link to order:


My memoir, “Blank Canvas, How I Reinvented My Life After Prison” is available on Amazon.

“Blank Canvas” is for anyone trapped in prison cells of unworthiness, inadequacy, shame, regret, and fear who want to free themselves so they can reinvent their lives with courage, purpose, meaning, freedom, and peace.

James Altucher, best-selling author of Skip the Line, Choose Yourself and Reinvent Yourself had this to say about “Blank Canvas.”

“Craig has lived a story NOBODY would ever want to live. I was riveted to each page because I kept asking myself, “How would I handle this?” and I didn’t know the answers. Craig takes us into hell, and then we ride with him on the journey back. Great story, great writing, great human being.”

I’m a Reinvention Architect & Mindset Coach. I work 1:1 with my clients to unleash their full potential and connect with their life’s calling so they can live the lives they’ve always imagined.



Craig Stanland

I write about my journey from corporate success to federal prison and finding joy, mission, meaning, and fulfillment beyond professional and financial success.