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Get an exclusive, limited edition, print copy of my new poetry book, Stingrays, before the official ebook launch in February.
Get an exclusive, limited edition, print copy of my new poetry book, Stingrays, before the official ebook launch in February.
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Are You Ready To Feel The Sting?
Are You Ready To Feel The Sting?

Stingrays is my new poetry book that I have been working on for the past year and a half. Poetry holds the coveted position of being my first love, when it comes to writing. 2016 has proven to be a year of challenges and triumphs for myself and many others, which are detailed within Stingrays. This is my fourth poetry book (previously published poetry books are Blurred Vision, Hindsight 20/20 and Honesty Box), which will be released on my independent publishing company, 7th Sign Publishing. 

Since Stingrays is conceptually so near and dear to me, the official release date will be on my birthday, February 4, 2017! Unlike my previous poetry collections, Stingrays will be available only as an ebook. However, the printed version of Stingrays will be available as an exclusive offering during this Kickstarter. I believe that poetry is unconventional, so I am requesting your help to make the release of Stingrays a standout event!

I have been writing up a storm this past year, also completing the follow up to my debut novel, Fortune Cookie. No Cream In The Middle continues the saga of Cookie and the big secret that continues to haunt her and everyone she loves. As a backer for this Kickstarter, you can be one of the first to receive your copy of No Cream In The Middle before its official release this July! 

How Can I Help?

Stingrays will be released exclusively in ebook form on February 4th. The great news is there will be a great savings on the printed cost of the book. However, Stingrays still has to be properly marketed and advertised. Getting books in front of potential readers comes at a hefty cost. Your contributions will ensure the ebook version of Stingrays has the means to swim freely within various promotional outlets. For your gracious support, you will have the bragging rights of owning one of the only printed copies of Stingrays (not to mention first dibs on my second novel)! 

Risks and challenges

If by horribly unfortunate and heartbreaking chance this project is not fully funded, Stingrays will still be released next year (as an ebook). However, there will be no exclusive print copies for such amazing people as yourselves!

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    The Social Sting

    Just want to show your support for Stingrays? Great! For your contribution, you will receive a special shout out on social media!

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    The Shouting Sting

    Over 50 poems. 10 essays. Be one of the elite few to have a physical copy of Stingrays! I'll also give you a shout out in the thank yous for the book! Plus, get a sneak peek into No Cream In The Middle, the follow up to my debut novel, Fortune Cookie.

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    The Signature Sting

    Over 50 poems. 10 essays. Plus, a sneak peek into No Cream In The Middle, the follow up to my debut novel, Fortune Cookie. Be one of the elite few to have a physical copy of Stingrays! In addition to a shout out in the thank yous for the book, you will also receive a copy of the signed cover art by graphic designer Michael Lamb!

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    Cookie's Cyber Sting

    This tier is ONLY available for Cyber Monday! Over 50 poems. 10 essays. Plus, a sneak peek into No Cream In The Middle, the follow up to my debut novel, Fortune Cookie. Be one of the elite few to have a signed, physical copy of Stingrays! Plus, get a signed copy of my first novel, Fortune Cookie, along with a signed copy of my upcoming novel, No Cream In The Middle, before its July release!

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    A Sting You Can Wear

    Over 50 poems. 10 essays. Plus, a sneak peek into No Cream In The Middle, the follow up to my debut novel, Fortune Cookie. Be one of the elite few to have a physical copy of Stingrays! I'll also throw in an exclusive Kickstarter Stingrays T-shirt. Plus, get a signed poster of the Stingrays cover signed by the designer himself, Michael Lamb (cover artist)! Oh, and of course a shout out in the thank yous for the book!

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    The Poetic Sting

    Over 50 poems. 10 essays. Plus, a sneak peek into No Cream In The Middle, the follow up to my debut novel, Fortune Cookie. Be one of the elite few to have a physical copy of Stingrays! Your name will be listed in the shout outs for the printed book. Plus, get my entire poetry collection, including Blurred Vision, Hindsight 20/20 and Honesty Box! This is 4 book total for just $35!

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    No Sting In The Middle

    Over 50 poems. 10 essays. Plus, a sneak peek into No Cream In The Middle, the follow up to my debut novel, Fortune Cookie. Be one of the elite few to have a physical copy of Stingrays! I'll also throw in an exclusive Kickstarter Stingrays T-shirt! This is the ultimate package, where you can receive one of the first signed copies of No Cream In The Middle before its July release. Plus, get a signed poster of the Stingrays cover art signed by the designer himself, Michael Lamb! I'll also give you a shout out in the thank yous for the book!

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