Bending Water and Stories Nearby is a collection of short stories from various places throughout Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It’s not a book about fishing, hunting or summers at the family cabin--- yes, those things are in it, but what I've tried to do is bring the reader stories with interesting characters who, while living in the beautiful surroundings of the UP, encounter life's joys and challenges at every turn.
This is an exciting time for independent artists, writers and musicians. The writing of my book is complete. There will be 12 stories in the printed version and 14 in the E-Version. The book also features beautiful artwork by Michigan artist Richard Onica.
Instead of relying on a traditional publisher, I am using Kickstarter to finance the layout, design and printing of the book and then release it. I have a retail distributor who has placed a previous book of mine in over 100 stores throughout Michigan.It will also be available on my web page in a softbound edition and a very limited edition in hard cover.
With your pledge I am offering you something at every giving level from $5-$500. If I do not raise the minimum amount, the project will not be completed and the amount you pledged will not be charged to your secure credit card. (Kickstarter doesn’t process your money unless the goal is attained.) If I exceed my target amount, the money will be used for advertising, marketing and promotion of the book in addition to my own funding.
Supporting this project with a pledge is also about becoming a part of my transition into a new career of something I love doing and that many people have told me I’ve done well.
When released, this will become my fourth book. It is my best work to date. Everything I write comes from my heart and I hope I will connect with yours in the pages that make up Bending Water and Stories Nearby.
Risks and challenges
There is little risk to you by funding this project. The book is already written and your advance order (pre-sale/contribution) will cover the cost of graphic design and printing. Any amount raised above the $3500 will be combined with my investment for marketing and promotion.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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