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Lori FettnerBy Lori Fettner
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Lori FettnerBy Lori Fettner
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$201
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7
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, February 20 2018 1:28 AM UTC +00:00

About

Bad dreams are no fun for anyone, at least they weren’t until this book came about. When my daughter began having bad dreams, I scoured the internet and library for books to help us, and found none. All the bad dream books were more likely to scare any child than help them. My goal with Goodbye Bad Dreams is to help children overcome, and yes, even enjoy their bad dreams! I believe I’ve done it with the story, but I need your help to fund an illustrator to make my words come to life.  The story uses a method that I thought I came up with to help my daughter, but it turns out it is a proven method among child psychiatrists to help children with bad dreams. 

Here is what one expert has to say: "Goodbye Bad Dreams is a story that will delight all children. As soon as you begin reading, you know you are being taken on many amazing journeys and each one a wonderful and exciting surprise. It is a story of hope and resiliency that challenges children in a creative way to cope with scary dreams, and a great resource for parents and counselors.” - Linda Diaz, LPC, Registered Play Therapist and Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, and author of The Wounded Yellow Butterfly.

I am excited to put this fun book with beautiful illustrations into the hands of kids whose bad dreams keep them (and their parents) up at night.

I hope you will help fund this project simply because of a desire to help, or maybe because you believe in the cause and want to help children.  Even if not, please check out the rewards.  I tried to create rewards that would make great gifts for the kids in your life, or help you with your own business ventures.

Risks and challenges

I am new to Kickstarter, but not new to publishing. This will be my 5th published book, but the first for which I need an illustrator. As you can see from the cover photo here, I've found the perfect illustrator (ePublishingeXperts,) but I need your help to pay them what they deserve for this amazing work. I've set the funding goal as low as possible because I really want this project to happen. I would love to exceed the goal to pay for more than the basic illustrations, not to mention proof and printing costs, shipping, etc.

I expect to have completed books to send to everyone by the end of this year, but will know more definitely once I have hired and scheduled with the illustrator.

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    Goodbye Bad Dreams Signed Copy

    A signed copy of Goodbye Bad Dreams (shipping within the US included) and my gratitude for helping to make my own dreams come true.

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    Your Name Printed in the Book!

    This is primarily being offered for backers outside of the US since I cannot offer shipping to other countries. With this lower reward amount, you can purchase the book on your own from Amazon.com, etc. after it is published.
    Your name (or the name of a child you love) listed on the Acknowledgments page in a paragraph with others in this reward level. This will be printed in every copy of the book for as long as the book is in print! A great gift for a child to have their name listed as having helped make the book happen!

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    Your Name Printed in the Book!

    A signed copy of Goodbye Bad Dreams (shipping within the US included), and your name (or the name of a child you love) listed on the Acknowledgments page in a paragraph with others in this reward level. This will be printed in every copy of the book for as long as the book is in print! A great gift for a child to get a signed copy of a book with their name listed as having helped make the book happen!

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    Two Signed Books

    A signed copy of Goodbye Bad Dreams and a signed copy of any of my other books (Welcome to Motherhood, No Place Like Earth, What Do You Do with a Doodleloo?, Teaching to the Child, or a second copy of Goodbye Bad Dreams) Shipping within the US included.

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    A Line of Print for Business or Pleasure

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    Your own line on the Acknowledgments page with your name and something you want to advertise (a business website, your own books if you're an author, your Facebook page, etc.) as long as it is not offensive and is appropriate for publication in a children’s book. Or use this space to list multiple family names. This will be printed in every copy of the book for as long as the book is in print! Great advertisement for a business, or a great gift for your own children or another family.

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    A Line of Print for Business or Pleasure

    A signed copy of Goodbye Bad Dreams (shipping within the US included), and your own line on the Acknowledgments page with your name and something you want to advertise (a business website, your own books if you're an author, your Facebook page, etc.) as long as it is not offensive and is appropriate for publication in a children’s book. Or use this space to list multiple family names. This will be printed in every copy of the book for as long as the book is in print! Great advertisement for a business, or a great gift for your own children or another family.

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    Meet me

    (Applicable in Manhattan and certain areas of Westchester only, please check location with me before pledging this amount) I will visit your school or other child/educational facility to do a reading and meet and greet. This also includes a signed copy of Goodbye Bad Dreams and one line on the Acknowledgments page (see $54 pledge for more details.)

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Funding period

- (30 days)