Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A Long-Forgotten Truth Book Tour's video poster
Play

In August 2011, I will cross the country to promote my new novel, A Long-Forgotten Truth, the story of a young life upended by secrets. Read more

44
backers
$1,472
pledged of $1,000 goal
0
seconds to go

Funded!

This project was successfully funded on July 31, 2011.

In August 2011, I will cross the country to promote my new novel, A Long-Forgotten Truth, the story of a young life upended by secrets.

About this project

I keep circling this tethered sense of longing that carries me along highway lines, that pulls my listless body to other coasts, but it's only because I was never really good at anything besides letting that longing in...

This is the voice of Gail Cavanaugh, the young narrator in my new novel, A Long-Forgotten Truth. Gail is eighteen when she unearths a long-held family secret. Haunted by a persistent, ghostly voice inside her head, Gail is propelled west on a highway journey away from the father she's always known. Guided by her ghost, searching for the truth about her origins, she lands broken down in Sylver, a mountain town in Northwest Washington, half a continent away from home. Trapped and cashless, Gail is swept up in the lives of three people with their own tangled longings and imperfections. Their haunted yearning is a perfect match for Gail and her ghost. Amongst past and present secrets, Sylver becomes a place Gail can't escape even years after she's left for good. 

 A Long-Forgotten Truth will be released by Rozlyn Press, an exciting new publisher of literary fiction, on August 2, 2011. In order to spread the word about my novel, I have the very enjoyable and fitting task of my own cross country journey. I plan to do readings and book signings in destinations that are integral to the story, such as the North Cascades in Washington State, and Duluth, Minnesota, ending the tour in Massachusetts, where Rozlyn Press resides.

Currently, I do not have the funds to undertake this promotional tour.  Hence this Kickstarter page.  I am impressed by all the artists out there willing to ask for money to get their art out into the world, and I'm even more impressed by all the amazing people helping them to do it! I am so eager to get this book into the hands of readers!

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question

Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    2 backers

    A personalized, signed thank you postcard.

  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    3 backers

    A signed poster with a handwritten excerpt of text from the novel, and a thank you postcard.

  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    1 backer

    A reading group guide, plus a signed poster with a handwritten excerpt of text from the novel and a thank you postcard.

  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    26 backers

    A personalized, signed copy of the novel and a thank you postcard.

  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    5 backers

    A personalized, signed copy of the novel, a signed poster with a handwritten excerpt of text from the novel, and a thank you postcard.

  • You selected
    Pledge $60 or more

    2 backers

    A personalized, signed copy of the novel, a reading group guide, a signed poster with a handwritten excerpt of text from the novel, and a thank you postcard.

  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    0 backers

    A customized reading/talk at your literary event (within 90 miles of Bellingham, WA).

  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    0 backers

    Five personalized, signed copies of the novel and five reading group guides, a signed poster and a thank you postcard.

  • You selected
    Pledge $300 or more

    0 backers

    A personal appearance and customized talk at your book club or other literary event (within 150 miles of Bellingham, WA), five personalized, signed copies of the novel and five reading group guides, a signed poster and a thank you postcard.

  • You selected
    Pledge $600 or more

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    A personal appearance and customized talk at your book club or other literary event (within 300 miles of Bellingham, WA), ten personalized, signed copies of the novel and ten reading group guides, a signed poster and a thank you postcard.

  • You selected
    Pledge $1,200 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    A personal appearance and customized talk at your book club or other literary event (at a mutually agreeable time) anywhere in the continental US (plus airfare over $300), ten personalized, signed copies of the novel and ten reading group guides, a signed poster and a thank you postcard.

Funding period

- (30 days)