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    Thanks for Your Support

    As a way of saying thank you for your support, we will send you a wonderful Kristine Kathryn Rusch cat story collection.

    You will receive an electronic copy of the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection called FIVE FELINE FANCIES.

    (This collection will also be sent out with every reward of $5 or greater in this campaign.)

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    All 100 Stories in One Book

    YEAR OF THE CAT

    Edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.

    All 100 stories in one massive electronic book. This will be sent out in May of 2021 after all twelve monthly collections have been sent. The monthly collections will start going out in May 2020.

    Less than 25 cents per story. A massive amount of fun reading.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form sent to you in March of this year as our way of saying thank you for the support.

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    Sample of Each WMG Magazine

    ONE ISSUE EACH!

    WMG Publishing publishes four different magazines.
    --Fiction River
    --Fiction River Presents
    --Pulphouse Fiction Magazine
    --Smith’s Monthly.

    In this award you get an electronic sample of the most recent issue of each magazine.

    If you are a subscriber to any of these magazines, we will simply add the extra to your existing subscription. So if you are a subscriber to Fiction River, we will add one issue to your subscription and send you electronic samples (the most recent issues) of the other three magazines.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

    This is over a $50.00 value for $30.00

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    Six WMG Publishing Writing Books

    Six WMG Publishing Writing Books
    -Writing a Novel in Five Days While Traveling by Dean Wesley Smith
    -The Magic Bakery by Dean Wesley Smith
    -Stages of a Fiction Writer by Dean Wesley Smith
    -Creating Your Author Brand by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    -Closing the Deal by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    -Writing with Chronic Illness by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

    Six different writing books in electronic format to help you move your craft and writing business forward.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

    This is a $70.00 value for $40.00.

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    Eight Editor's Novels

    Sample the editor's writing by trying Kristine Kathryn Rusch's DIVING SERIES novels.

    With this reward, you get to start and read deep into Kristine Kathryn Rusch's fantastic and award-winning DIVING UNIVERSE. You will get the first eight books in the series in electronic form, starting with DIVING INTO THE WRECK.

    So if you haven't started into this fantastic series of books, this is a perfect time.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

    This is a $70.00 value for $40.00.

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    Eight Editor's Novels: Part Two

    Sample the editor's writing by trying Dean Wesley Smith's COLD POKER GANG novels.

    With this reward, you get to start and read deep into Dean's acclaimed mystery series. You will get the first eight books in the series in electronic form.

    So if you haven't started into this fantastic series of books, this is a perfect time.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

    This is a $70.00 value for $40.00.

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    Hone Your Writing Skills

    Fine-tune your writing and publishing abilities with an online lecture from one of the fantastic instructors at WMG Publishing, Inc.

    Choose from more than 30 lectures. We will ask you for your lecture choice when this is all finished. Lectures are a $50 to $75 value.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

    This is an $80.00 value for $45.00.

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    Twelve Electronic Cat Collections

    YEAR OF THE CAT

    Edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.

    All 100 cat stories in twelve monthly collections, with an introduction in each collection by the editors.

    Every month a new collection will arrive in your inbox of 8 or 9 professional-level short stories. Over the year that will total 100 short cat stories. Thus the YEAR OF THE CAT.

    Collection #1 will ship in May 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form sent to you in March of this year as our way of saying thank you for the support.

    And you will get, after all the collections are sent out, the massive 100 story electronic collection.

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    Six Paper Writing Books

    All trade paper copies of the following books...
    -Writing a Novel in Five Days While Traveling by Dean Wesley Smith
    -The Magic Bakery by Dean Wesley Smith
    -Stages of a Fiction Writer by Dean Wesley Smith.
    -Creating Your Author Brand by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    -Closing the Deal by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    -Writing with Chronic Illness by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

    Six different writing books in paper to help you move your craft and writing business forward.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

    This is a $95.00 value for $60.00.

    Shipping can only be inside the US and will be $10 added.

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    Every WMG Magazine Combo

    WMG Publishing publishes four different magazines.
    --Fiction River
    --Fiction River Presents
    --Pulphouse Fiction Magazine
    --Smith’s Monthly

    In this reward you get a one-year electronic subscription to Pulphouse Fiction Magazine. Four amazing volumes!

    Also a one-year electronic subscription to Fiction River Presents (six volumes), a one-year subscription to Fiction River (six issues), and a six-issue electronic subscription to Smith’s Monthly.

    If you are a subscriber to any of these magazines, we will simply add this to your existing subscription.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    How to Write a Cat Story Workshop

    EXCLUSIVE ONLY TO THIS KICKSTARTER

    Workshop taught by Dean Wesley Smith with help from Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

    We will never offer this workshop anywhere but here. Three weeks (takes about three hours a week, plus writing a short story at the end.) We will offer this twice, once starting March 3rd and a second time April 7th. (Your choice.)

    Each week will be just like a regular workshop. The third week's assignment will be to write a cat story that Dean Wesley Smith will read. If he likes your story, he might make you an offer for one of the many projects he edits for, including Pulphouse Fiction Magazine.

    Again, this will never be offered anywhere else. Just here.

    Want to learn how to write a cat story? This is your chance.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form and the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes.

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    Learn Along Licensing Class

    Learn Along Licensing Class was a class offered in the spring of 2019 that followed Dean through his first time at the major Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. His preparation, his time at the Expo, and videos afterwards about the learning.

    This class lead into the year-long Licensing Transition class that is going on now. This class has been closed for new sign-ups since last July, but for this Kickstarter campaign, we thought we would open it up at the same price in case anyone wanted to go through the videos and pictures. Over 50 videos and countless pictures.

    Plus you will get the large 100 story Year of the Cat collection and the extra Kris collection.

    You want to start thinking about how licensing can improve your income sources and maybe you are thinking of going to the Licensing Expo this May in Las Vegas, or even next May, you need this. You can only sign up for it through this Kickstarter.

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    Twelve Paper Collections

    THE YEAR OF THE CAT

    Edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.

    All 100 stories in twelve monthly paper collections, with an introduction in each collection by the editors. The set will be matching and look wonderful on your shelf.

    Every month a new collection will arrive in your mailbox of 8 or 9 professional-level short stories. Over the year that will total 100 short cat stories. Thus THE YEAR OF THE CAT.

    Collection #1 will ship in May 2020.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form sent to you in March of this year as our way of saying thank you for the support. And you will get in electronic form, after all books are out, the large collection of 100 stories.

    The full matching set of these 12 paperbacks is limited to 100 sets.

    SHIPPING ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.

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    Back To School Workshop

    Your choice of a six-week online writer’s workshop with Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

    Workshops are normally $300.

    Dean will contact you about which workshop you are interested in after this closes and where to find the available workshops. (This can be also used as a credit toward other classes besides workshops.)

    You can also add on this reward to any other reward and we will contact you when the campaign is over to determine what the add-on was for.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

    This is a $330.00 value for $250.00.

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    THE YEAR OF THE CAT STUDY COURSE

    YEAR OF THE CAT is edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.

    All 100 stories in twelve monthly ebook collections, with an introduction in each collection by the editors.

    This workshop on Teachable will last for one year and every month will have a video or two about every story, looking at what the author did, why the story works, and so on.

    This is a writer's dream.

    Dean Wesley Smith will talk about each story in THE YEAR OF THE CAT from the writer perspective.

    Every month a new collection will arrive in your inbox of 8 or 9 professional-level short stories. Over the year that will total 100 short cat stories. And Dean will do a study video about every one of them.

    Collection #1 will ship in May 2020, so the first study will start right after that.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form sent to you in March of this year as our way of saying thank you for the support.

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    Back to School Workshop x 3

    Your choice of three six-week online writing workshops with Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

    Workshops are normally $300 each and you can take them at any time you would like.

    Or you can use the $750 credit toward any other workshops WMG Publishing offers.

    Dean will contact you about which workshops you are interested in after this closes and where to find the list of available workshops.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

    This is a $930.00 value for $750.00.

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    1,250 Workshop Credit

    That's right, for a pledge of $1,000, you will get a credit of $1,250 for any workshop or lecture or Pop-Up or Study Along you want to take from WMG Publishing.

    Yes, this credit can go toward lifetime subscriptions to Study Along, Workshops, or whatever you want to use it for.

    And, of course, no time limit to use it. You can save it for the many new workshops and Pop-Ups we have coming.

    Or you could use part of it for a workshop in Las Vegas and the rest for online workshops. Totally up to you.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published. Valued at $25.00.

    This is a $1,280.00 value for $1,000.00.

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    Lifetime Workshop Subscription

    Lifetime WMG Workshops

    Over fifty online workshops on the craft of writing and publishing with thousands of teaching videos by Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Allyson Longueira. You can take the workshops at your own pace and in any order you want.

    This is a total, at the moment, of over $17,000 in value in workshops and just this year we have added nine new workshops. We sell this normally for $3,000. So if you are serious about learning and getting all the new workshops as they come up, jump into this lifetime subscription now.

    Plus you will get the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form.

    Plus you get the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published.

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    Mentorship With Dean

    Last year, Dean Wesley Smith started a program where he would be there to help a writer for an entire year when they wanted or needed help. He reads stories for the writers, looks at covers, consults with business plans, and gives advice where needed.

    He is basically a cheerleader for the writers he is working with, helping them walk the path they want to walk.

    On January 1st, 2020, he opened the mentor program up for three writers to help them for one year (and beyond...he does not vanish at the end of one year). Since he never really advertises this, there are still two spots remaining open. You can start at any time during the year.

    First come, first in. Limited only to two. This is not discounted in any way, other than you get the two extra books, the Kristine Kathryn Rusch collection Five Feline Fancies in electronic form and the large Year of the Cat electronic book full of 100 cats stories that will publish after all twelve of the monthly volumes are published.

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