Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 27, 2012.

Update #7

In these final days, a surprise announcement!

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We are nearing the end of our wild adventure! There are only five days left in the campaign and we are a mere $1,273 away from reaching our second goal! 

(HA, "mere," $1,273. That still seems like a whole heckuva lot!)

At this juncture it is customary among successful Kickstarter projects to start offering more or bigger rewards in an attempt to encourage backers to upgrade to the next bracket. With that in mind, I have been toying with the idea of creating stickers or T-shirts or something with images from the book, but nothing ever felt right. This isn't a typical Kickstarter project and you guys didn't give for typical reasons. Unless I'm greatly mistaken, you gave out of compassion and hope and a desire to help my family start a new chapter in our lives, not for stuff.

So I'm going to do the same. I told you that my ultimate dream for this book is not only to help Malachi but to help other kids with disabilities. To that end, I pledge to donate at least 10 percent of the profits from each copy of Dark & Light to helping children with special needs — most likely in the form of scholarships to receive ABM lessons. Please don't ask me to tell you exactly what that will look like right now; I'm having a hard enough time just keeping up with this Kickstarter! But I feel enormously lucky and grateful to have all of your support and I know so many children who could benefit from a little extra help themselves. I'd love to be able to pay it forward. 

Please consider matching my pledge by adding 10 percent to your donation (click the "Manage Your Pledge" button on the front page) and asking your friends to back the book. Each new copy sold means an approximately $1 donation to another special needs kid!

And if you really want stickers, let me know. We can probably make that happen, too. :)

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      Creator Starweista Jacobsen on June 24, 2012

      Shasta, I was going to increase my pledge by 10%, but when I chose the 10% value, it suddenly occurred to me that my total pledge might change downwards. Then I thought maybe I should repledge to 110% value, but what if kickstarter charges me for both the 1st & 2nd pledges... DOH! Can't afford that. So how do I add 10%?

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    My sincere thanks and updates from this project! (But, c'mon, don't you want to just buy the book? Yeah, that's right, you know you do.)

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    An ebook of Dark & Light in whatever format you desire (ePub, mobi, PDF, etc.)! (Note: ALL backers at the $10 level and above will also get the ebook FREE along with their board book.)

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    A professionally printed copy of the book, Dark & Light: A love story for babies! (**Please add $5 for domestic shipping and $10 for international shipping.**)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! The first 50 people to buy the book get FREE shipping!

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    An autographed and numbered limited first edition of the book, Dark & Light: A love story for babies! Could be worth millions one day! (...I said "could.") Includes shipping.

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    An autographed and numbered limited first edition of the book, Dark & Light! PLUS a sneak peek at the second book in the series! AND a print copy of the author's novella, A Twist of Fate. Includes shipping.

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    An inclusion of your name with a thank you on the credits page of the book! Plus all of the $35 rewards AND you get a sneak peek of the third book in the series!

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    Hi mom! Er, I mean, hello! Patrons at this level will get a call from the author, Shasta Kearns Moore, to say thanks and chat about her ongoing projects. Or if you don't want to talk to me, I can read the book to your voice mail in a wacky voice (options include opera, hillbilly and a New Zealand accent). Plus all of the $50 rewards!

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    Receive a one-of-a-kind original crayon artwork from Malachi and Jaden, which will be tastefully framed with a picture of the artists and the cover of Dark & Light with a brief note commemorating your generous contribution.

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    Wow. OK, you can have the ORIGINAL storyboard that I created when I first thought of this book. It's not fancy, but imagine how much Margaret Wise Brown's notes for Goodnight Moon would be worth today? Plus all the above swag.

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    Not impressed with the storyboard? OK, name your reward. Want me to write, design and print a simple board book about your family? Done. Want me to show you start to finish how I created my masterpiece? Sure. Want me to teach my kids that your name is actually the word for a common household item? Why not. Want me to be your slave for a day? Well... umm... probably not. But let's talk!

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