A compelling love story of the unearthly bond between a mother and her daughter, who refuses to allow even death to keep them apart.
Letters From Heaven...Summary...
In a time when rape was a secret
one kept to one's self; when bearing a child outside of marriage was taboo, Angelica "Geli-bean" Snowden
was born to a mother whose life defied the times and whose love defied
death. Ava Lorraine "Rainey" Snowden (the mother of Angelica) set out
to prove that love doesn't have to end with the grave...and the power
of love doesn't end at all.
Letters From Heaven is the story of a precocious little girl--born of rape and of another race into a family of wealth and prestige--whose journey through childhood into womanhood is guided by the love of her mother (via letters) who refuses to allow, even, death to keep them apart.
Upon discovering her fatal illness, Rainey (Angelica's mother) begins a series of letters that will follow her daughter throughout her life (long after Rainey's death), hoping to give Angelica the feeling of security and stability that only a parent--in her case, a mother--can give. If only she could have foreseen the future, she would have known that it would take far more than "letters" to bring stability to her daughter's life.
Beginning with the voice (and writings) of a 4 yr. old and ending with the voice of a woman, LFH is a mainstream, contemporary novel (with a touch of the paranormal). A comfortable, easy read in the form of letters (and lyrical prose), it proposes to change the way one views death, challenge the way one champions loss, and encourage one to embrace all of life's possibilities!
(NOTE: To learn more about Letters From Heaven, please go to http://vvtaylor.blogspot.com. There you will find a little more in-depth information regarding the book, along with The Prologue, and several excerpts.
Why This Book?...
I believe the increased interest in the subject of life after death (as well as anything supernatural / paranormal), along with the need for a simple and easy reading experience will make this book both a marketing and commercial success! Not to mention that though it's geared to a Mainstream/Commercial audience, it's also suitable for at least 3 other genres: YA, NA and Christian. It's a clear-cut CROSS-OVER book!
I'm not a novice to writing: I've freelanced for various newspapers over the past 20+ years (in Syracuse, NY & Tidewater Area of Virginia), published poetry in anthologies and newspapers and wrote a Q & A youth column in the mid 80's, as well as conducted various Workshops/Seminars.
Because I've gone as far as I can go on my own. It's a 400 page completed book, but that's just the beginning! Now it needs:
- Book Cover for Paperback / Hard Back Copies of LFH
- Developmental / Line & Copy Editing
- Purchase of a Website
- Design and Development of Website
- Obtain ISBN Numbers
- Pay Registration Fees, plus additional Costs associated with getting Listed in Various Online Bookstores
- Printing in bulk (to bring down per-book cost)
- Extra copies in case of "breakage" (those that get lost in the mail, etc.)
- Extra review copies
- Packing materials, postage, envelopes, etc.
- Audio setup and "voice person" Expenses (for Audio Books)
- Advertising / Marketing Expenses
- Any expenses I've not accounted for (or overlooked)
As a disabled writer/publisher, my funds are extremely limited. Your pledges will not only assist me in getting this book into the hands of the "masses," but give you the privilege of being able to say, I was a part of that! So, I implore you to come on board and let's write this SUCCESS STORY, TOGETHER!
Are listed in the column to the right ➨➔. I believe you will find them quite creative. Below is one of the "rewards" being offered!
FYI: If by the END OF JANUARY 2013 my goal is NOT REACHED, I will receive NOTHING and ALL your monies will be REFUNDED TO YOU, and that would make me SAD, as I've put so much into this Project to make it work! So, please, consider PLEDGING and tell ALL your friends about it. I would truly APPRECIATE it!
*Regarding miles Heaven is from Earth: Beyond the planet Pluto are trillions of miles of space. One scientist says its 11.1 light years. One light year is 6 trillion miles, therefore, 11.1 will be 66.6 trillions miles. This is the distance beyond the known solar system to the end of our universe [the solar system] and so, we have to add the distance of the solar system, which is approximately 3,666,000,000 miles. The scientist arrived at 33.968 trillion miles as the distance to heaven.
*Mottoes ("Sayings") For T-Shirts:
- "Death...that's the easy part; It's living that's so hard!"
- "Love doesn't have to end with the grave... The power of love doesn't end at all!"
- "A Mother's Love Never Dies!"
- "There is LOVE After Death!"
- 2nd Book: The Birth of Innocence - due in late 2013 (fall or winter)
- 3rd Book: Innocence Lost - due in 2014 (spring or fall)
Thanks again for your consideration in assisting me in Kickstarting LETTERS FROM HEAVEN off to becoming a Phenomenal Success!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Because my book is already completed, there shouldn't be any problems in securing everything I listed in a timely manner. However, I plan to keep my backers informed of what I'm doing as well as with any potential delays I see forming, in a timely manner.
As with any project, it has the potential to fail; and as you can see, THE CLOCK IS TICKING! The GREATEST CHALLENGE that we have to overcome is the LACK OF FUNDING: This is an ALL OR NOTHING Project, so we really NEED YOU on board!
In the meantime, feel free to reach out to me at anytime with any questions!
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