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I am Cat Lynn Boyle, the author of Alchemy of A Shadow Dance. I have been writing this manuscript for the past fourteen years. My project is to raise money to pay an editor to edit the manuscript. And, any additional funds will help fund the art work  and design for the cover, locating a literary agent, and getting the book published in print. Published authors recommend to have your manuscript in a polished state before entering contest or submitting to  literary agents. I am following that advice. I have selected an editor, and, that is the next step in my overall project to have the book edited, represented, published and marketed.

Alchemy of  A Shadow Dance is a manuscript written in memory of my beloved daughter, who, in 1999, went to a music studio in San Francisco after hours and was never seen alive again. She was poisoned with the drug GHB. Her case remains a San Francisco cold case. I have created this blog in her memory. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is written in her memory.

Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is fiction but is based on the events that occurred in 1999. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is about stories within stories as read from a journal or told from the different perspectives of characters. Everything is in a state of change as the story introduces a bright young girl who will be dead before the end of Part I. Murdered by someone she knew; poisoned by a predator with GHB. Part II tells about profound loss that transforms a family broken by suffering as they try to make sense of the tragedy and strive for justice. Part III, unlike real life, brings the predators to trial and, ultimately, justice is achieved. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a story about change and transformation; life and death; love and hate; despair and grace; bravery and cowardice; wholeness and brokenness; truth and deception; and murder and revenge.

I hope that you will be a part of this project and help make possible the next step in the creative process (the editor) to prepare Alchemy of A Shadow Dance for marketing and publishing: and, ultimately, for sale in book stores. Thank you for your contributions. I look forward to including your name in the special contributions through Kickstarter.

Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a manuscript written in memory of my daughter, Skylar Lynn Ringland, who went to a music studio in San Francisco after hours and was never seen alive again, She was poisoned with the drug GHB. Her case remains a San Francisco cold case. I have created this blog in her honor. Alchemy of a Shadow Dance is written in her memory. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is fiction but it is based on the events that occurred in 1999. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is about stories within stories as read from a journal or told from different perspectives. Everything is in a state of change as the story introduces a bright young girl who will die before the end of Part I. Murdered by poison by someone she knew, a predator with GHB. Part II tells about profound loss that transforms a family broken by suffering as they struggle to make sense of the tragedy and strive for justice. Part III, unlike real life, brings the predators to trial and ultimately, justice prevails. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a story of change and transformation; of life and death; of love and hate; of despair and grace; of bravery and cowardice; of wholeness and brokenness; of truth and deception; of murder and revenge. Follow <a href="http://daterapeawareness.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/alchemy-of-a-shadow-dance-12-22-2013-master1.pdf">Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 - MASTER</a>this link for an unedited pdf version of Alchemy of A Shadow Dance. </p> Anything can help launch this project. Thank you for your support.Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a manuscript written in memory of my daughter, Skylar Lynn Ringland, who went to a music studio in San Francisco after hours and was never seen alive again, She was poisoned with the drug GHB. Her case remains a San Francisco cold case. I have created this blog in her honor. Alchemy of a Shadow Dance is written in her memory. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is fiction but it is based on the events that occurred in 1999. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is about stories within stories as read from a journal or told from different perspectives. Everything is in a state of change as the story introduces a bright young girl who will die before the end of Part I. Murdered by poison by someone she knew, a predator with GHB. Part II tells about profound loss that transforms a family broken by suffering as they struggle to make sense of the tragedy and strive for justice. Part III, unlike real life, brings the predators to trial and ultimately, justice prevails. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a story of change and transformation; of life and death; of love and hate; of despair and grace; of bravery and cowardice; of wholeness and brokenness; of truth and deception; of murder and revenge. Follow <a href="http://daterapeawareness.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/alchemy-of-a-shadow-dance-12-22-2013-master1.pdf">Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 - MASTER</a>this link for an unedited pdf version of Alchemy of A Shadow Dance. </p> Anything can help launch this project. Thank you for your support.Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a manuscript written in memory of my daughter, Skylar Lynn Ringland, who went to a music studio in San Francisco after hours and was never seen alive again, She was poisoned with the drug GHB. Her case remains a San Francisco cold case. I have created this blog in her honor. Alchemy of a Shadow Dance is written in her memory. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is fiction but it is based on the events that occurred in 1999. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is about stories within stories as read from a journal or told from different perspectives. Everything is in a state of change as the story introduces a bright young girl who will die before the end of Part I. Murdered by poison by someone she knew, a predator with GHB. Part II tells about profound loss that transforms a family broken by suffering as they struggle to make sense of the tragedy and strive for justice. Part III, unlike real life, brings the predators to trial and ultimately, justice prevails. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a story of change and transformation; of life and death; of love and hate; of despair and grace; of bravery and cowardice; of wholeness and brokenness; of truth and deception; of murder and revenge. Follow <a href="http://daterapeawareness.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/alchemy-of-a-shadow-dance-12-22-2013-master1.pdf">Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 - MASTER</a>this link for an unedited pdf version of Alchemy of A Shadow Dance. </p> Anything can help launch this project. Thank you for your support.Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a manuscript written in memory of my daughter, Skylar Lynn Ringland, who went to a music studio in San Francisco after hours and was never seen alive again, She was poisoned with the drug GHB. Her case remains a San Francisco cold case. I have created this blog in her honor. Alchemy of a Shadow Dance is written in her memory. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is fiction but it is based on the events that occurred in 1999. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is about stories within stories as read from a journal or told from different perspectives. Everything is in a state of change as the story introduces a bright young girl who will die before the end of Part I. Murdered by poison by someone she knew, a predator with GHB. Part II tells about profound loss that transforms a family broken by suffering as they struggle to make sense of the tragedy and strive for justice. Part III, unlike real life, brings the predators to trial and ultimately, justice prevails. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a story of change and transformation; of life and death; of love and hate; of despair and grace; of bravery and cowardice; of wholeness and brokenness; of truth and deception; of murder and revenge. Follow <a href="http://daterapeawareness.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/alchemy-of-a-shadow-dance-12-22-2013-master1.pdf">Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 - MASTER</a>this link for an unedited pdf version of Alchemy of A Shadow Dance. </p> Anything can help launch this project. Thank you for your support.vAlchemy of A Shadow Dance is a manuscript written in memory of my daughter, Skylar Lynn Ringland, who went to a music studio in San Francisco after hours and was never seen alive again, She was poisoned with the drug GHB. Her case remains a San Francisco cold case. I have created this blog in her honor. Alchemy of a Shadow Dance is written in her memory. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is fiction but it is based on the events that occurred in 1999. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is about stories within stories as read from a journal or told from different perspectives. Everything is in a state of change as the story introduces a bright young girl who will die before the end of Part I. Murdered by poison by someone she knew, a predator with GHB. Part II tells about profound loss that transforms a family broken by suffering as they struggle to make sense of the tragedy and strive for justice. Part III, unlike real life, brings the predators to trial and ultimately, justice prevails. Alchemy of A Shadow Dance is a story of change and transformation; of life and death; of love and hate; of despair and grace; of bravery and cowardice; of wholeness and brokenness; of truth and deception; of murder and revenge. Follow <a href="http://daterapeawareness.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/alchemy-of-a-shadow-dance-12-22-2013-master1.pdf">Alchemy of A Shadow Dance 12 22 2013 - MASTER</a>this link for an unedited pdf version of Alchemy of A Shadow Dance. </p> Anything can help launch this project. Thank you for your support.

Risks and challenges

There is a risk in finding a literary agent to represent the manuscript. However, the prospects greatly increase with a polished manuscript, which is achievable through a good editor.

There is a risk of not finding a publisher. If I were to encounter any problems with finding a publisher, I will self-publish and promote through my marketing and public relations background. I have represented authors and have promoted their books and have a background in creating and drafting marketing collateral for this purpose.I also intend to first publish the book on my Blog: http://daterapeawareness.wordpress.com/2013/12/

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