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

Update #12

Exciting developments!

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Hello everyone!

I have just returned from two weeks at the Anat Baniel Method Center in San Rafael, California — a therapy trip we could afford due to your generous contributions! Malachi made fabulous progress, including rolling onto his tummy and CRAWLING!! You can hear much more about this as well as watch a video at my blog OutrageousFortune.net. And hey, while you're there, become a subscriber to keep up-to-date on Malachi's progress. You helped make it happen!

Secondly, I want to report that DarkandLightBooks.com is now up and running! This exciting development is due to an unsolicited donation of time and services by All Media Bainbridge who helped design and operate the website.

Thirdly, Dark & Light now has a Facebook page! Feel free to "like" it by following this link:

https://www.facebook.com/DarkandLightBooks

But I've saved the best for last!! Look what came in the mail!! The proof copy is here! And it's beautiful! (Even my son JJ agrees! He found it this evening and brought it to me to read!)

After a few minor modifications, the final version has been sent to the printer and as soon as Tuesday the final order will be placed! We still look to be on track for an October delivery, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Thanks for your continued interest and support!

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