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    Pledge US$ 3 or more About US$ 3

    THE STEAL

    Scrounge up three Washingtons and grab this digital copy. Read it anywhere, on your iPad, Kindle, or Phone.

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    THE COFFEE TABLE PACKAGE

    Get it in PRINT, with an original cover design by Abigail Mitchell.

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    BOOK + POSTER

    Just the book in print, and the 18x24 poster by Elliot Matson.

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    THE SIGNATURE PACKAGE
    EARLY-BIRD EDITION

    Signed Hard Copy
    + 18x24 Poster by Elliot Matson
    + Weather Emojis Sticker
    + Digital Copy
    + Free Shipping in the USA

    + EARLY-BIRD BONUS:
    A marked-up page of the first draft original manuscript, selected at random.

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    THE SIP & READ PACKAGE

    Just the hand-made mug and the book in print.

    Each mug is one-of-kind, by ceramics artist Chentel Shannon, founder of Convivial Production. The mugs are made with an age-old ceramics process, sculpted on a clay wheel, kiln-fired, and painted by hand. The mug features the cover design, and a quote from the book reading, "WANDER LOST."

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    THE SIGNATURE PACKAGE

    Signed Hard Copy
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    + Weather Emojis Sticker
    + Digital Copy
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    ARTWORK + BOOK

    Just the framed artwork and the book in print.

    Original artwork by Graham Hauser, high-end prints on velvet fine art paper, with a white wooden frame, and a personal note.

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    THE CRAFTSMAN PACKAGE

    Sip some coffee while you read, from a hand-made mug by ceramics artist Chentel Shannon, founder of Convivial Production.

    Each mug is one-of-kind, made with an age-old ceramics process, sculpted on a clay wheel, kiln-fired, and painted by hand. The mug features the cover design, and a quote from the book reading, "WANDER LOST."

    + THE SIGNATURE PACKAGE
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    THE ART COLLECTOR PACKAGE

    Original artwork by Graham Hauser, high-end prints on velvet fine art paper, with a white wooden frame, and a personal note.

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    THE THOUGHT COLLECTOR PACKAGE

    Framed Original Typewritten Piece by yours truly. Photographed and featured on: www.instagram.com/storiesbysam

    Each piece is one-of-kind. There are no copies. I'll write a personal note on the back, related to what's on the front.

    First come first serve on selection.

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    THE O.G. PACKAGE

    This ugly, coffee-stained, wine-stained, beaten up original draft is worth $1,000 to me--we'll see if it happens to be worth that to anyone else. This is the only complete marked up rough draft I'll ever give away. The earlier drafts are mostly a pile of hot garbage.

    This is the most recent rewrite, and boy did I tear the words to shreds. Check out all the corrections, deletions, revisions, and additions that went into the final draft, and watch me make fun of myself and my writing on the pages, with harsh words that will make you laugh and maybe cry. I know I did.

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    YOUR STORY + MY WORDS

    I know, 2,500 is a ridiculous number, and I don't know if anyone will buy this, but it involves more than 2,500 dollars worth of work for me. Here's what it is:

    You tell me a story, or a kernel of a story, or even just a word. Maybe it's a story or a moment from your life, maybe it's just something you've imagined. Whatever it is, whatever you want, I'll write a short story about it.

    We can collaborate as much or as little as you want, it can be as realistic or surreal as you want, but no matter what, the story will be inspired by you, and written by me.

    I'll put weeks of time and energy into it and really write the best thing I can. When it's done, we can do whatever we want with it. I'll also type it out in little pages on my typewriter, bind it into a little booklet, and send it to you. I'm not sure how long it will be. Probably a few thousand words, but hopefully less. The tighter the story, the harder it is to write.

    If you can get out to LA, I'll get you dinner at the Chateau Marmont, and we'll have a great time.

    + EVERYTHING ABOVE (framed typewritten piece, artwork, mug, poster, signed book, stickers, ebook)

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