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A Bruise On Light will be my 3rd major book of poetry. Don't let the word poetry scare you... it'll be rad. I mention blobfish in it.
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    Undying gratitude and a hug if we ever cross paths. Sadly, the technology doesn't currently exist that would allow me to ship hugs affordably. My apologies for the inconvenience, but check out this scientific data about hugs and tell me the risk isn't worth it: "The average length of a hug between two people is 3 seconds. But researchers have discovered that when a hug lasts 20 seconds, there is a therapeutic effect on the body and mind. The reason is that a sincere hug produces a hormone called "oxytocin," also known as the love hormone. This substance has many benefits in our physical and mental health. It helps us relax, feel safe and calms our fears and anxiety. This wonderful effect is offered free of charge every time we have a person in our arms, cradle a child, cherish a dog or cat, dance with our partner, sit close to someone or just hold the shoulders of a friend."

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    Undying gratitude level 2. Lord your level of gratitude over your friends at parties and other social occasions. Watch them turn green with envy.

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    Undying gratitude level 2 and you'll also be listed in a group shout out on my facebook page. With almost 90,000 followers your name will be chiseled into a chunk of cyber history!

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    You'll receive a PDF file of the book which you can transfer onto your E Reader. No paper cuts here!

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    Receive a PDF of A Bruise On Light as well as a PDF of Visiting Hours! Start your e collection off right with both my first book and my latest.

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    THE ACTUAL BOOK!!! Get a copy of the book when it's done! Show those publishers that the world still wants poetry! Keep it on your bookshelf and impress your boss... keep it in your bathroom and impress your friends! Comes in handy if you ever need to start a fire!

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    A signed copy of A Bruise On Light. Contrary to popular belief my signature is not imbued with magical powers... but be my guest... hold it up to a politician and see if they burst into flames.

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    A signed copy of the book and the PDF . WHAT!?! That's right... you've got your bases covered with this package. Friends got you down judging you for your analog book reading ways? POW! Transfer the PDF to your e reader and tech will have your back.Your collector friends making you feel blue as they snicker at your being shackled to technology? WHAM! The print version will slap the elitist attitudes out of their smug little copies of Jewel's A Night Without Armor.

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    The print edition, both PDF's, and undying gratitude level 3... this is the highest level of undying gratitude and I will sign your copy to that effect.

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    For all of those art lovers out there. A signed book, the PDF, and an artist print of my favourite line in the book designed and illustrated by an artist I admire. Who could it be? Aren't you just dying to find out?

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    The book, both PDF's, the artist print AND a bookmark that is a laminated beard hair plucked from my illustrious face jungle! That's real Shane DNA!!! That's like the modern version of the mosquito in amber from Jurassic Park. (Not responsible if you clone multiple copies of me, open a park that has a power outage, and I start to eat the tourists. Seriously... as if the movie wasn't a grim enough warning of what could happen.)

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    THE LIMITED EDITION! Only 300 hardcover copies of the book will be printed. The hardcover book will contain additional material and will never be reprinted. I will sign and number each one. Think of how cool you'll look when you trade it in for credit at the used bookstore. Supercool!

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    Kelowna OSO. Come watch me perform with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna, BC on March 7th. Come backstage before the show for a personal meet and greet. Travel and accommodation remains your responsibility. (1 ticket per reward)

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    Penticton OSO. Come watch me perform with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in the city I live in... Penticton, BC on March 8th. Come backstage before the show for a personal meet and greet. Travel and accommodation remains your responsibility. (1 ticket per reward)

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    Vernon OSO. Come watch me perform with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Vernon, BC on March 9th. Come backstage before the show for a personal meet and greet. Travel and accommodation remains your responsibility.(1 ticket per reward)

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    Ever wanted to be a patron of the arts? This won't guarantee sainthood, but here's your chance. You'll get a signed book, both PDF's, the artist print, and your name will appear in the book in the patrons list. Having your name in lights is fine... until they turn the power off, but having your name in print? That's like Mr. T was starting a basketball team anh he just picked you first!

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    For the serious collectors out there. I'll write an original unpublished and never to be published elsewhere poem into your copy of the book. You pick the subject. I will write, sign and date it.

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    I call this one the "Just Because". Are you part of the 1%? Does money even make sense to you anymore? Why not give some away... not for any real reason... just because. You have my personal guarantee that you will receive absolutely nothing in return if you choose this reward.

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    I call this one, The Cyrano. I will hide in a bush, (or other suitable area) and feed you lines of poetry to ensnare the affections of your crush. There is no guarantee that this will secure you the love you seek, and I'm not responsible if I am discovered by the intended target. (North America Only) I also feel that I should warn you that I'm single, so my poetry doesn't even help me out in romantic situations. I guess if worse comes to worse we could just hang out and watch x-files on netflix.

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    THE BOOK RELEASE!!! Have the official book release party in your home or venue. Have it as big or as intimate as you wish. Charge a ticket price or have a free for all. I will show up, perform at your event, do a Q&A with your audience, and do a book signing. I'll help promote via social outreach (Twitter, Facebook and mailing list) or keep it low key as a private function. (Canada only... sorry folks... I gotta keep this one at home.)

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    Signed copy of Our Deathbeds Will Be Thirsty (VARIANT) Before the current version of Deathbeds came out there was a limited run of 300 variants produced. The publisher at the time was really pushing to get them out because I had a big tour in Australia. In their haste the unedited manuscript was submitted. This book has all kinds of mistakes and omissions... it's easily distinguishable as a variant by its dark blue cover. Perfect for a collector or the most diehard fan. This book is extremely rare... it's like the Loch Ness Monster of poetry... the Bigfoot of verse!

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    The book, both PDF's, and a limited edition lithograph poster of the final cover art. I can't tell you who the artist is, but I can tell you that I love art, and I'm really excited to be working with this ball of hot and furious talent!

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    Valentine's is fast approaching. Is your loved one sick of chocolate or fancy dinners?Tired of lingerie and sex toys? Why not get them a poet for Valentine's Day? Provide me with their details and I'll call your loved one and read them a love poem over the phone. Add a small personal message for free. Just be sure to tell them to answer their phone at the time we agree to, or even better, I'll call you and you can pass them the phone and see the look on their face.

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    Come to the opening night of my opera, Stickboy, in Vancouver. Sit with me and watch my story be brought to life by the Vancouver Opera. Travel and accommodation remain your responsibility, but we'll meet for drinks before the show and sit together to watch the performance. (1 ticket per reward)

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