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An ethereal picture book about the Nothing, the Something, and the Everything, and how they learned to create the world together.
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More than a picture book.

I've been working on this picture book throughout the best and worst times in my life.  Regardless of having the time, money, or energy, somehow I pushed through to finish this project, and I'm more than happy with it.  The message and the characters mean a lot to me and it's time to share them with you!

I need help with printing costs so I can make this book a reality and share it with the friends and family who have been asking about it, and so I can share a message that I really believe in- that we are all special and play an important role on this planet.  If we can only accept that we have something to offer and that we are better together, I think tensions between people and communities would evaporate.  My hope is to inspire kids and anyone who reads this book to be the best version of themselves they can be, and to be bold, kind, and inspired to create things that make the world better- TOGETHER.

The book has been fully illustrated thanks to the encouragement of friends and family.  It took a couple years of sweat and tears to get through it, and now it's time to make it into a beautiful book that I can share and read to kids in my surrounding communities. I'll also be making tons of fun swag for pledge member using hand printing techniques!

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If I exceed the goal, I'll be able to print more books and donate them to some programs I really love:

- Camp to Belong- a summer camp that reunited siblings in foster care

- Libraries and their literacy programs.

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to my story.  I hope this book inspires you to create amazing things!

-Annie

Risks and challenges

I've never gone through the process of publishing a book on my own, but I have lots of artist and author friends to help me.

I will be assigning a couple accountability buddies because I know this is a huge undertaking- publishing can take months of phone calls, layout, and research. Someone to support me along the way and make sure I'm on track with keep the project moving along.

Sometimes things fall through. The printer might do a shotty job (hopefully not). Regardless, there are so many great companies out there that can help artists self publish, and the book shall be printed!!

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    A huge thanks and "The Three Things" special edition postcard-print mailed to you!

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    A copy of the book, "The Three Things"!

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    A signed copy of the book and special edition postcard-print, and TTT pencil case.

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    A signed copy of the book, a special edition postcard-print, TTT pencil case, and T-shirt with your favorite character (there will be a different one for each "thing").

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    A signed copy of the book, a special edition postcard-print, TTT pencil case, and T-shirt with your favorite character (there will be a different one for each "thing"), and 5 copies of the book donated to a school or library of your choice.

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    A signed copy of the book, a special edition postcard-print, TTT pencil case, and T-shirt with your favorite character (there will be a different one for each "thing"), and 5 copies of the book donated to a school or library of your choice.

    Annie will do a special drawing workshop for the students at said school!

    (School must be in California unless otherwise discussed)

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    All of the above and a custom painting of the Three Things characters by Annie- a one of a kind!

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