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An adorable story about keeping hope in love alive. Written for all ages and dedicated to you, for those times when you'll need it.

     Long ago I wrote a touching 11 stanza poem, "Hearts and Crafts." It tells the tale of a crafter, the "Heartsmith" who's special porcelain white heart is broken. Saddened, the Heartsmith builds another heart to replace it, which also gets broken and so on until the piece ends in a touching allegorical note about keeping one's heart open because "a breakable heart's a more lovely possession compared to a heart no one can touch." 

      'm finally illustrating this poem into a proper children's book and will self-publish it for now. Having donors pledge to the piece will motivate me to complete it and the eventual payoff will allow me the funds to give those donors a signed copy. 

     I will update everyone with the progress of the book, featuring completed illustrations on http://heartsandcraftsbook.blogspot.com/

     Also, I'll be asking for your advice, perhaps running designs for elements, backgrounds and such by YOU so that with your help I can make this book even more awesometacular.

     If the total funding goes up to $3,000.00 I'll be able to hire and work with a programmer to turn it into an animation-rich interactive e-book with a fully animated Heartsmith narrating it for you and turning your pages.

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    A Hearts and Crafts postcard sent as a big thanks. The biggest thanks I can afford to give at that level, I'm afraid.

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    A Hearts and Crafts postcard and stickers! What FUN!

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    A signed photo of the Heartsmith and Kaye. Plus stickers, why not?

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    A signed softcover copy of the book.

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    A signed hardcover copy of the book.

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    Two signed hardcover copies of the book. If I am able to get it programmed into an e-book you get a copy of that.

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    Two signed hardcover copies of the book plus a personalized flash animated thank-you from the Heartsmith and Kaye. Full music, voice acting, and animation. I'm a professional animator with a very talented voice actor. You will be thanked by name. Please include the pronunciation of your name so we get it right. If I am able to get it programmed into an e-book you get a copy of that.

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    Two signed hardcovers, the personalized animation, and a handmade clay Heartsmith or Kaye the harlequin setter heart. If I am able to get it programmed into an e-book you get a copy of that.

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    Two signed hardcovers, the animation, the mystery prize, and two more copies in whatever format you like. If I am able to get it programmed into an e-book you get a copy of that. If there's anything else you'd like that I may not have thought of, please feel free to ask and We'll discuss the feasibility of it.

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