Will you help me get the software to design the cover of my Christian fiction novel? Your name could be in the next story!
[Disclaimer: I'm not Southern, but my husband is. He's wearing off on me and before I know it, I'll be fixin' to do somethin' and asking if y'awnto join me. ;) True to form, I have to tell a story about this. When we were dating, I spoke to my then-fiance on the phone and asked what he was doing. He said, "I'm bowlin' ma brush." With mental images of bowling balls and hairbrushes having very unfortunate collisions, I muttered, "Huh?" He repeated himself as if I was the foreigner. "I'm bowlin' ma brush." Silence ensued while I translated his Southern-speak into Yankee English. "Oh!" I finally got it. He was boiling his brush. Yes, we're still married, and I still have to occasionally translate. Does this make me bi-lingual?]
Back to the point:
I've written a Christian fiction novel and, after a professional editor gave it high remarks, I made it available for download on all e-readers and computers. Now I'd like to offer it in paperback. Professional cover design, printing, getting it into independent bookstores, the works. That's not an easy task on a shoestring budget!
Forsaken is a contemporary Christian women's fiction novel set in Manitou Springs, Colorado. The story and characters are inspired by the Old Testament story of Ruth. It's a beautiful tale of unconditional love, loyalty, redemption, and friendship. And of course, lots of romance.
About the Book:
New romance - and true love - beckons... After her husband's death, Lara Blake determines to forsake all others in her quest to save her mother-in-law, Naomi, from giving in to grief. Even sexy Ben can't persuade her to move on. But Naomi has a plan to bring Lara and Ben together and get her death wish. Only God knows what can save both women. Will He deliver, or have they both been forsaken?
About the Project Amount:
I'd like to purchase a software design program called BookCoverPro. What I love about this program is the idiot-proof layout. Lol. Really, one of the big selling points for me is the availability to use it on all my book covers and achieve a great, professional layout. The download version is $187. The rest of the money raised will go towards filling rewards and possibly having a small stock of books to sell into stores or offer at my speaking engagements.
Why am I asking for your help?
I'm a stay-at-home mom, and I'd like to stay that way. At the same time, I'd like to help my husband provide for our family. Writing is the only thing I know how to do with any finesse, and it's been my passion for over twenty years. I could potentially look for a job outside the home, but I wouldn't do it nearly as well. Beyond that, I believe it would be detrimental to my young children. Your pledge will help me achieve the goals I set for my writing career long ago, as well as allowing me to keep the vow I made to myself when I had children.
Want to know more about me, my books, and my beliefs?
Check out my blog, shelleyring.wordpress.com. I totally overshare while finding Biblical truths to spout in the face of my at-times overwhelming fear. Or pop on over to Facebook and friend me. Let me know if the comments on the friend request where you got my name.
Thanks so much for your interest and your pledge! I will update progress and rewards as needed.
Blessings on you!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $3 or moreYou selected
For a $3 pledge, you will receive a handwritten card designed by my children (see the video for more on my kids), and our undying gratitude!Estimated delivery:
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For a $15 pledge, you will receive a handwritten card designed by my children, our undying gratitude, and an autographed paperback copy of Forsaken. (This covers the cost of printing and shipping.)Estimated delivery:
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For a $25 pledge, your name will be included in the acknowledgements section of the paperback version of Forsaken. You will receive two autographed copies of Forsaken (one for you and one to give to your library, church bookstore, or a friend), as well as all other rewards listed above.Estimated delivery:
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For a $35 pledge, I will include your name or (tasteful!) phrase of your choice in the storyline of an upcoming novel. (Phrases may be requested to change if not appropriate.) You will receive a handwritten thank you card designed by my children, as well as an autographed copy of Forsaken and the novel with your name/phrase.Estimated delivery:
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