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Belinda MillerBy Belinda Miller
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Belinda MillerBy Belinda Miller
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About

Book II of Phillip's Quest is coming this fall! Above The Stars follows gnome Phillip Tuber, his friends Edward the squirrel, and dinosaur Ava Dreamspinner, as they journey above the stars.

The greedy Red Witch, and her horrible henchman goblin Razorsnoot, are up to their old tricks! But hardy gnome Phillip and his unlikely friends won't be stopped on his quest. He'll find out what befell his brother when he embarked on a dangerous quest of his own, no matter who tries to stand in his way.

I'd love it if you came to see me in person at the 2014 Fall For The Book!

We can chat all about Phillip and the surprising new friends he meets on his journey... like Llamont!

I was inspired by the art of Dean Kuhta - and by the worlds in the books I loved to read when I was an educator: C.S. Lewis's Narnia; JRR Tolkein's Middle Earth; and of course, Carroll's Wonderland.

This campaign is a great opportunity to preorder your copy of Above The Stars! If you haven't had the chance to read it yet, you can go back to the beginning with Winterfrost. Or, even better: go for the whole trilogy, and you'll also get VIP access to Book III of Phillip's Quest, Across The Elusive Sea, coming in 2015!

Great Italian food is a passion of mine. And no one loves to eat like Phillip - especially those great forest recipes found at the back of each Phillip's Quest book. Buon gusto!

Jewelry is a passion of mine. I've enjoyed working with other jewelers and creating my own pieces, inspired by Phillip's Quest. I'm thrilled to make three original works available here on Kickstarter.

You can visit jewelry artisan Ellen at Ethora.

And, a truly special opportunity to own an original piece of the  world of Winterfrost: original artwork of charming characters  Ava Dreamspinner and Oli Warrior Squirrel.

You can visit artist Louise Goodchild at Louise Goodchild Designs.

If you're still getting to know Phillip the Gnome and the world of Winterfrost, sit back in a comfy chair with a tasty beverage, and enjoy!

The money raised goes to help pay my team. There are:

  • The editor
  • The book designer
  • The printer
  • The distributor

I'm also hoping to have the chance to do some travel to meet with readers at bookstores, book fairs, and other related events. When you pre-order a copy of Above The Stars here on Kickstarter, you're helping put this great story in the hands of other readers.

This campaign closes midnight, September 30th. If I don't hit my target, I don't get a single dollar. Please pre-order your copy of Above The Stars right here today!

All my best,

Belinda

PS - Is this your first time pledging on Kickstarter? Welcome to the party!

Basically, when you click the big green button that says "Back This Project", you'll open two accounts. One with Kickstarter to pick your reward, and one with Amazon Payments to process your pledge. Kickstarter has raised over $1Billion for creative projects, and Amazon is one of the largest payments processors in the world, so you are in plenty

THANK YOU FOR PREORDERING YOUR COPY OF ABOVE THE STARS TODAY!

Risks and challenges

Like any creative project, publishing Above The Stars will take a team. There's always the risk that someone is unavailable - or there is some technology glitch. But I can assure you Book II: Above The Stars is coming!

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    THE TRILOGY! Receive paperback and eBook versions of Books I & II - and you're already signed up to receive Book III, Across The Elusive Sea, in 2015!

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    1 pound of pignoli cookies! Pine nut and almond cookies, direct from Arthur Avenue's Little Italy in The Bronx. Violette's favorite cookies to celebrate the Winter Solstice! Plus the Above The Stars eBook.

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    Bronze Tree necklace designed especially for Phillip's Quest by Ellen Thurmond of Ethora. See full description to the left. Plus the Above The Stars eBook.

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    "Winterfrost"
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    Dinner for Four. Enjoy an exclusive dinner hosted by author Belinda Miller, featuring recipes from Phillip's Quest. Travel not included, please make your reservation 2 weeks in advance. Plus the Above The Stars eBook.

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