Hot Flashes-Cold Showers is a collection of essays about life's unbidden teaching moments. I hope to make it a book.
I've written these essays over many years of life as a single mother working in a conservative world, and living a double life at home. Humor is my favorite coping tactic, so I've applied it to most of these essays. I want to share them with others in book form because they illustrate how life teaches us important lessons when we're least expecting them.
My plan is to develop illustrations with the help of a real artist; to edit the essays for their universality and publish the book.
The money will pay an illustrator, an editor and a book agent and/or publisher to make the dream reality.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $15,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 10, 2011.
Jan 12, 2011 - Feb 11, 2011 (30 days)
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You will have my undying gratitude and I'll list your name in my book with all the others who donate.
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I'll send you an autographed copy of the Hot Flashes-Cold Showers image..and my undying gratitude, plus inclusion in the listing of donors, if you want it.
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You get an autographed CD of the one-woman show I performed and produced of ten of the essays from Hot Flashes-Cold Showers, my undying gratitude, and, of course, inclusion in the listing of donors, should you like that.
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You get an autographed copy of the signature Hot Flashes-Cold Showers image, a CD of the one-woman show, and an autographed copy of the book where you will see your name listed among the donors...if you want that.
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The image, the DVD, the book, your name listed among the donors...of COURSE, my undying gratitude, and a weekly email quote from life's unbidden lessons as illustrated in Hot Flashes-Cold Showers. Ex: "A hot flash is when you realize it's your choice of underwear that sets the tone for your day."
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I will record a personal interview with you about your favorite life experience and provide you with an audio CD of that story as told by you...along with the image, the DVD, the book and my undying gratitude.
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I will come to your town and perform the one-woman show of Hot Flashes-Cold Showers at the venue of your choice, send you the autographed image, a DVD of the show as presented here on Vashon Island, a signed copy of the book and...you know the rest. THANK YOU!