Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 9, 2012.

Update #14

IT'S THE LAST DAY OF THE KAIROS MECHANISM ON KICKSTARTER!

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Thank you, everyone, for allowing me to send you these updates. Lesser folks would have been far less patient, and as this is the last day of the Kickstarter campaign, I'll make this super, super brief.

1) Thank you for your cheering, your support, your indulgence (for those receiving the emailed version) in not reporting these updates as spam.
2) The Kickstarter campaign is live through tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 9) at 10am EST.
3) Rewards! There are many. Is something "sold out" that you wish wasn't? Email me. Wish I'd come up with a different combination? Email me. It's the last day. I'm feeling flexible.
4) The kid artists have successfully been bumped up to a new pay scale, so everything raised from here on out goes to Arcana #2. The goal now is $9500, at which point I'll put the decision about what the next volume should be in the hands of the backers with a poll and three choices. You pick the next novella. You earned it.
5) Did I say thank you?
6) Spread the word, if you're so inclined. Here's the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/3548813/the-kairos-mechanism-arcana-1
7) Thank you, ever so much.

Your friend,

Kate

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    A digital copy of The Kairos Mechanism, a handwritten thank-you card, and a Kairos-inspired piece of jewelry handmade from bits and bobs from around my writing room by students at my high school, South River High in Maryland. Your contribution includes a donation to the high school. International backers, add $10.

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    An in-person, one hour-long school or library visit. Locations within 2 hours of NYC, Annapolis, Baltimore, or Philadelphia, I will pick up travel expenses. Are you outside that geographic range? Email me to make inquiries, but basically if you're willing to pay actual travel and accommodation costs on top of the $500 pledge, I'm game. I will also include a digital copy of The Kairos Mechanism; a signed poster; your name on the special thanks page, and a handwritten thank you card.

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