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Co-publish my next book with me, a magical realism novel that explores the power and poison of secrets in a Minnesota town.
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    SMILER LEVEL. My gratitude, good karma, and a general warm fuzziness. (If now isn't the right time for you to give, these same rewards are available for forwarding this Kickstarter campaign to anyone who might like to be a part of a grassroots effort to help The Catalain Book of Secrets find its audience.) :)

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    HANDSHAKE LEVEL. A postcard with the book cover on one side and my thanks and signature on the other, mailed to your address of choice. Some uses: a bookmark, a collector's item, or a momentary reminder of your kindness.

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    HUG LEVEL. Item in lower pledge level, plus an ebook version of The Catalain Book of Secrets, emailed to your chosen email address and in your requested format (to be read on computer or ereader).

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    LAUGHTER LEVEL. Items in lower pledge levels (postcard and ebook), plus a Nut Goodie (original Minnesota candy), a mystery Catalain Book of Secrets promotional item (grab bag fun!) mailed to the same address as the postcard, and an early, invitation-only first look at my updated, animated, magical author website, which will officially launch January 1, 2015.

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    COMPANION LEVEL. Everything in lower pledge levels, plus a signed, personalized, and numbered (in order that pledge is received) first edition paperback copy of the book, all items mailed to the same address.

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    ALLY LEVEL. Everything in lower pledge levels, plus a signed, first edition copy of Seven Daughters: A Catalain Book of Secrets novella, all items mailed to the same address, and a deleted scene from The Catalain Book of Secrets emailed to your address of choice .

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    FRIEND LEVEL. Everything in lower pledge levels, plus a signed, first edition HARDCOVER copy of the book mailed to you. The hardcover version will not be available anywhere else; only backers at this level or higher will have these. Everything mailed to the same address.

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    PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB LEVEL. Everything in lower pledge levels, plus nine signed, first edition paperback copies of the book mailed to a single address (for a book club or to use as gifts), plus a one-hour Skype session with your book club, writing group, or you. Everything mailed to the same address. In addition, one discussion question by you/your book club will be included in the second edition of The Catalain Book of Secrets, credit given to you.

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    HARDCOVER BOOK CLUB LEVEL. Everything in the Friend Level and lower, plus nine signed, first edition hardcover copies of the book (to be used in a book club or as gifts) mailed to a single address, plus a one-hour Skype session with your book club, writing group, or you. Everything mailed to the same address. In addition, one discussion question by you/your book club will be included in the second edition of The Catalain Book of Secrets, credit given to you.

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    COLLABORATOR LEVEL. Everything in the Friend Level and lower, plus you will receive recognition in the first edition of The Catalain Book of Secrets in print (either a character named after you or your name in the acknowledgments section, whichever you prefer), you'll receive a one-hour Skype session for you or your book club/writing group, and you will be gifted twenty signed hardcover copies of the book with personalized inscriptions. Once the project is funded, you can choose the names for the inscriptions and the addresses you would like them mailed to. *~*Also a great way to donate books to your local school or library!*~*

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    PATRON LEVEL. Everything in the Collaborator Level, plus either a two-hour, in-person creative writing workshop at the public location of your choice (I am a tenured writing professor and teach creative writing workshops all over the country; you can find out more at www.jesslourey.com) or a two-hour Skype session on creative writing--great option for writing groups! I will be in charge of my own travel, and this option is available in the continental U.S. only, and only during 2015 (exact date during that year is negotiable).

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    LAUNCH PARTY LEVEL. Everything in the Collaborator Level, plus I will teach a six-hour creative writing seminar in a public location in the city of your choice, followed by the official launch of the book in the same city, if the local bookstore is willing. I will be in charge of my own travel, and this option is available in the continental U.S. only, and only during January or February of 2015 (exact date during those months is negotiable).

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