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For over 20 years I have joked around about not having kids, and "reason #4729 not to have kids" when I see a meme or funny video.
For over 20 years I have joked around about not having kids, and "reason #4729 not to have kids" when I see a meme or funny video.
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A funny gift book about reasons not to have kids

$1,750

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The money raised from this Kickstarter campaign will help to fund up-front costs associated with the printing and publishing of my book.

The costs include:

  • Copyediting 
  • Cover Design
  • Book Layout Format Design 
  • Mountain Arbor Press Soft Cover ISBN 
  • Barcode With The Price 
  • Library of Congress Control Number 
  • Pre-Publication Copyright Registration 
  • On-Line selling Set Up Fee
  • Initial run of 25 books

If more than $1,750 is raised I will be able to print more books up front versus the higher cost of printing on demand.

  • $1,750 raised covers all of the above
  • $1,950 raised covers all of the above PLUS 25 books {total 50 books}
  • $2,350 raised covers all of the above PLUS 75 books {total 100 books}
  • $3,500 raised covers all of the above PLUS 225 books {total 250 books}
  • $4,900 raised covers all of the above PLUS 475 books {total 500 books}

I will be working directly with a project manager at a local publishing office to help bring the book to fruition. Once funds are raised the printing process can begin!

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Now, just a little about why I wanted to do this book!

As a teenager I always thought I wanted to have children - 15 to be exact (8 boys and 7 girls). Many years of babysitting and working in retail changed that for me. 

Years were flying by like crazy, and people kept asking me when I would have children and it kind of became an inside joke. Then, when I moved to Georgia it became quite evident that any proper southern lady should surely bring grand-babies into the world lest she leave her own mother sad and bewildered at the mere concept of having no little feet running around the house causing a ruckus. 

The more I witnessed young children in the wild while shopping or out eating with their families I was sure that gig was not for me in any way shape or form. And, then at the age of 33 my fate was sealed when I had a hysterectomy. 

I realize that there are many women who feel that their entire life and being is centered around having children, and this book is in no way meant to be offensive - it is simply my "truth" and my reasons for not wanting to have children (and let's face it - if you know me at all you know I shouldn't have kids). This book is meant to be a fun gag gift for your friends and family who are on their first kid or their 20th (good grief) as well as loves who both love and don't love kids and all their shenanigans. It will hopefully be seen as a fun gift for wedding and baby showers, Mother's and Father's Day and everyday in between!

For over 20 years I have joked around about not having kids and I have been making a list along the way, and I finally found someone to illustrate it for me just the way I wanted. Ironically...she's a teenager, so not only did I work with a kid - I worked with a TEENAGER to make this dream come true!

Risks and challenges

Okay...so you want to know what happens if I don't meet my goal? Well, then there may not be a book, and my 20 year dream might perish.

Seriously, though, if all funds are raised any unexpected delays that may occur would be regarding the printing and publication or the need for further editing after the first look through.

We should be able to meet all deadlines unless it takes longer to reach my fundraising goal than expected or we experience printing hiccups.

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