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A moving, original collection of inspirational essays and true stories of life's shared experiences and unlikely intersections.
A moving, original collection of inspirational essays and true stories of life's shared experiences and unlikely intersections.
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 The Book:

Here is Where We Meet is a collection of essays and true stories by emerging author Jeff Bauer and the premier offering of the new Twin Cities-based indie imprint: Inciteful Press. In these pages, he embarks on an earnest, touching, at times comical journey to discover the places where we feel most connected as human beings – to each other, to nature, and to the world around us. From the bottom of a bomb crater in Laos, to a refugee camp on the Sudanese border, to the side of a Panamanian volcano, and back home again to the frozen January streets of Minneapolis, Here is Where We Meet is a moving, intensely personal exploration of shared experience and unlikely intersection.

The Humble Request:

So, we’re a start up. Like really, really a start up. All we've got are some words on paper and a desire to put them out into the world in the hopes that a few others will be inspired to do the same. We’ve also got a few talented artisans in our midst, who we’d love to be able to pay a few dollars to do things like book design and layout, copy-editing, and promotion. We also have to cover the trade paperback printing and e-book digital conversion costs. Your pledge will go directly to these needs.

Project Timeline:

We're planning to submit the finished manuscript in mid-September to CreateSpace for the trade paperback printing and distribution and to BookBaby for all of the digital conversion and distribution (Kindle, Nook, iBook, etc.) October and November will be spent on final tweaks and edits, and we plan to officially release the book the first week of December.

Thank You:

Diane Tran, Mark Bauer, Micah Vono for creating the beautiful promo video and a million other things, Katrina Eowyn Hannemann, Zebulon Will, Jennifer Yensan Lien, Craig Minowa and Cloud Cult (for letting us use "Love You All" in the video), Nathan Berndt and Indeed Brewing, Jordan Spiros, Scott "Q" Quam and Lyon's Pub, and Nic Buron for so generously throwing your time, space, love, labor, creativity, and resources behind this Kickstarter project.

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