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If we cut the legs off of 100 million dogs each year and let them suffer and die, would you do anything about it? STOP SHARK FINNING! Read more

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If we cut the legs off of 100 million dogs each year and let them suffer and die, would you do anything about it? STOP SHARK FINNING!

Charlotte, NC Publishing
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Penny Dabestani
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While on vacation, my 11 year old daughter quietly sat on the beach with her feet in the water. She later told me "The ocean talks to me. Her name is "Aquariana". She says that she will come to me in my dreams and take me on journeys to show me how we are destroying her children. Mom, you must help me write a book." My daughter began dreaming and creating and I began researching and writing "Aquariana". "Aquariana" comes to Saphira in her dreams, taking her on journeys, showing her how we are destroying her children. When these dreams begin to cross over into reality, Saphira must navigate her way through this maze of dreams to save the sharks and King Dakos. Then she must find her way back to reality to save herself. This story will open your eyes as it has mine, to the atrocities being inflicted upon our sea creatures. All while making you fall in love with a unique variety of real and mythological creatures and taking you on a mystical, magical and heartbreaking journey. As you know, it is very difficult to get a story published thru a traditional publisher. I would like to self-publish but it costs money to do that. Being a single working mother, I just don't have the extra income. The book is complete and has been edited. I have registered it with the Writers Guild of America and had it copywritten. I intend to self-publish and promote this story as well as convert it to a screenplay. I am told by my editor that it will make an incredible movie script that he will help to promote. Thank you so very much for supporting this incredible project and please know that once published and promoted, I will be donating a part of the profits from "Aquariana's" sales to a variety of Non-Profit Ocean Conservancy Programs.

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    Every dollar counts! Thank you for helping to create awareness of the atrocities that are being inflicted upon our sea creatures. Any pledges over my goal will go toward the promotion of this story as well as the publication of the sequel. Please know that once published and promoted, I will be donating a part of the profits of the sales of this story to a variety of Non-Profit Ocean Conservancy Organizations.

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    6 backers

    You will recieve an e-mailed copy of the book "Aquariana".

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    You will recieve a paperback copy of "Aquariana". If outside the U.S. please add $5.00 for S&H.

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    You will recieve a personalized autographed paperback copy of "Aquariana". If outside the U.S. please add $5.00 for S&H. Also, your name will be added to the list of contributors.

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    4 backers

    You will recieve the same as a $50.00 pledge plus a personal phone call from me to thank you.

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    1 backer Limited (99 left of 100)

    You will recieve the same as $100.00 pledge plus a genuine gold freshwater pearl on hemp cord necklace. (One like King Dakos gives to Saphira)

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    You will recieve the same as $250.00 pledge and I will hold a personal reading for you and/or your family/friends via Skype.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    You will recieve the same as $250.00 pledge and I will personally come to your U.S. home or business for a reading/book signing.

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