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A series of books that will help you find your purpose in life and the courage to pursue it, written by author James A. Owen
301 backers pledged $25,949 to help bring this project to life.

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    The Digital Meditation Pledge – Get a PDF of each of the books to read and enjoy.

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    The Drawing out the Dragons Pledge – Get a hardcover copy of DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS: A Meditation on Art, Destiny, and the Power of Choice, plus a PDF of the book to read and enjoy.

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    The Barbizon Diaries Pledge – Get a hardcover copy of THE BARBIZON DIARIES: A Meditation on Will, Purpose, and the Value of Stories, plus a PDF of the book to read and enjoy.

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    The Grand Design Pledge – Get a hardcover copy of THE GRAND DESIGN: A Meditation on Creativity, Ambition, and Building a Personal Mythology, plus a PDF of the book to read and enjoy.

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    The Double Meditation Pledge – For those of you who may have purchased the previous hardcover edition of DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS (published by Shadow Mountain) and wish to buy the second and third volumes to complete the set. This reward includes hardcover copies of THE BARBIZON DIARIES and THE GRAND DESIGN, as well as PDFs of both books to read and enjoy.

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    The Complete Meditations Pledge – A matching set of all three new hardcover editions of the Meditations Trilogy: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, THE BARBIZON DIARIES, and THE GRAND DESIGN, housed in a custom printed paperboard slipcase. This reward also includes PDFs of all three books for you to read and enjoy.

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    The James A. Owen Starter Set Pledge – a reward offering a hardcover set of the core books of my career: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS (including the PDF); the first Imaginarium Geographica novel, HERE, THERE BE DRAGONS; and the massive limited edition hardcover graphic novel THE NEARLY-COMPLETE ESSENTIAL STARCHILD.

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    The Fellow Travelers Pledge – Three matching sets of all three new hardcover editions of the Meditations Trilogy: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, THE BARBIZON DIARIES, and THE GRAND DESIGN, housed in custom printed paperboard slipcases. A set to read, and two sets to share. This reward also includes PDFs of all three books for you to read and enjoy.

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    The Ultimate JAO Kickstarter Collection Pledge – This reward includes a matching set of all three new hardcover editions of the Meditations Trilogy: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, THE BARBIZON DIARIES, and THE GRAND DESIGN, housed in a custom printed paperboard slipcase, PLUS one copy of each James Owen book produced though our earlier successful Kickstarter campaigns: the original hardcover and softcover editions of DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS; the massive TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY NEARLY COMPLETE ESSENTIAL STARCHILD hardcover graphic novel (book only - no slipcase or extras); the first ALL THE COLORS OF MAGIC coloring book featuring art from the Imaginarium Geographica novels; and the set of three additional ALL THE COLORS OF MAGIC coloring books. This reward also includes PDFs of all three Meditations books for you to read and enjoy.

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    The Zen Over The Airwaves Pledge (individual option) – An individualized mentoring option, which allows me to discuss, advise, and consult on creative projects, personal projects, and/or writing and art as a career. It is all the goodness of the live presentation without the additional expense of travel costs (and much easier to schedule). For this pledge, I will do either a full presentation of DotD (60 minutes) plus a 30 minute Q & A the backer, OR a consult/workshop for a creative work in progress, OR any combination of the two, plus talking about comics and/or whatever else sounds good to you at the time, including your kids school project, Battle Goats, and the ethical merits of cooking with blueberries. I'm also okay with this being a family participation option (as in, mom and dad back the project and choose this reward, but want the teenagers to be in on the session. Younger kids may not benefit from it as much, but if you choose this reward, I'm sure some Dragon Drawing lessons can be included.) The schedule for Skype visits will be based on both my existing schedule and that of the backer, and can be for mutually-agreed dates between June 2016 and June 2017. This pledge also includes one complete set of all three new hardcover editions of the Meditations Trilogy: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, THE BARBIZON DIARIES, and THE GRAND DESIGN, housed in a custom printed paperboard slipcase, as well as PDFs of all three books for you to read and enjoy.

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    The Everyone's Enlightened Pledge – Five matching sets of all three new hardcover editions of the Meditations Trilogy: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, THE BARBIZON DIARIES, and THE GRAND DESIGN, housed in custom printed paperboard slipcases. Enough copies of the books to share with friends, family, or anyone else who might benefit from reading one of the books. This reward also includes PDFs of all three books for you to read and enjoy.

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    The Bonus Zen Over The Airwaves Pledge (individual option) – Due to popular demand, a second individualized mentoring option, which allows me to discuss, advise, and consult on creative projects, personal projects, and/or writing and art as a career. It is all the goodness of the live presentation without the additional expense of travel costs (and much easier to schedule). For this pledge, I will do either a full presentation of DotD (60 minutes) plus a 30 minute Q & A the backer, OR a consult/workshop for a creative work in progress, OR any combination of the two, plus talking about comics and/or whatever else sounds good to you at the time, including your kids school project, Battle Goats, and the ethical merits of cooking with blueberries. I'm also okay with this being a family participation option (as in, mom and dad back the project and choose this reward, but want the teenagers to be in on the session. Younger kids may not benefit from it as much, but if you choose this reward, I'm sure some Dragon Drawing lessons can be included.) The schedule for Skype visits will be based on both my existing schedule and that of the backer, and can be for mutually-agreed dates between June 2016 and June 2017. This pledge also includes one complete set of all three new hardcover editions of the Meditations Trilogy: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, THE BARBIZON DIARIES, and THE GRAND DESIGN, housed in a custom printed paperboard slipcase, as well as PDFs of all three books for you to read and enjoy.

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    The Zen Over The Airwaves Pledge (group option) – DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS began as a live presentation for schools and libraries, and with this pledge, you can bring the author – me – to speak at your school, library, company, or private function via Skype. It is all the goodness of the live presentation without the additional expense of travel costs (and much easier to schedule). For this pledge, I will do a full presentation of DotD (60 minutes) plus a 30 minute Q & A with students and/or attendees. The schedule for Skype visits will be based on both my existing schedule and that of the backer, and can be for mutually-agreed dates between June 2016 and June 2017. This pledge also includes five matching sets of all three new hardcover editions of the Meditations Trilogy: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, THE BARBIZON DIARIES, and THE GRAND DESIGN, housed in custom printed paperboard slipcases, as well as PDFs of all three books for you to read and enjoy.

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    The Eternal Library Pledge – DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS began as a live presentation for schools and libraries, and with this pledge, you can bring the author – me – to speak at your school, library, company, or private function. For this pledge, I will do up to two full presentations of DotD (60 minutes each) plus do a book signing/meet and greet/Q & A with students and/or attendees. If a small private group wishes to sign up for this pledge – for example, a writing group, or something similar (please inquire) – then the presentation will include an extended workshopping Q & A, after which I will also make and serve ice cream sundaes for everyone in attendance (not available for groups exceeding twenty attendees without prior approval). Travel costs will be in addition to the pledge, and can be discussed via private message. For the smaller group option, I'll take care of the ice cream. The schedule for visits will be based on both my existing schedule and that of the backer, and can be for mutually-agreed dates between June 2016 and June 2017. This pledge also includes five matching sets of all three new hardcover editions of the Meditations Trilogy: DRAWING OUT THE DRAGONS, THE BARBIZON DIARIES, and THE GRAND DESIGN, housed in custom printed paperboard slipcases, as well as PDFs of all three books for you to read and enjoy.

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