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A children's book that shows what happens when a little girl sends a Valentine to Santa. Read more

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A children's book that shows what happens when a little girl sends a Valentine to Santa.

About this project

'Brianna was a girl of six who made cards for her valentine picks. She made them for classmates, she made them for teachers. She made them for family and all her pet creatures. 

Yet she still had her most important one to do, for this year she was sending one to Santa Claus too.' - an excerpt from A Valentine for Santa

6 years ago my eldest daughter announced that she wanted to make a valentine for Santa (though she claims to have no recollection of this now). I knew right away that this was an excellent starting point for a children's book and started writing it. 

It didn't take long to finish writing the story, however I knew something was wrong so I shelved it. Recently, it started bubbling to the surface of my consciousness just itching to be made real. 

Having read many books to my kids over the years, I knew I wanted my book to flow well when read aloud.  Unfortunately, my writing at that time wasn't up to par so it read poorly. I went through and rewrote 90% of the book keeping only the essence and a few chance lines that happened to work. 

It was worth the wait. The story is solid and flows well when read aloud.

I am raising funds to pay for all the expenses that arrise when bringing a book to fruition such as printing, ISBN number, marketing etc. 

The goal of $2000 is for releasing  a paperback edition. However, I would prefer also making it a hardcover, but that is more expensive. Therefore I have a stretch goal of $5000. If that is reached I will release it as a hardcover as well. 

Risks and challenges

One of the potential challenges to bringing this book to life is making sure the illustrations really capture what the story is about. Being the author I have an intimate knowledge of this story and I am an experienced visual artist. This will help ensure that the illustrations live up to the story.

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    3 backers

    A thank you and love sent your way as well as the text-only PDF of the book.

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    4 backers

    My thanks and love sent your way as well as a PDF version of the book and a postcard depicting a scene from the book.

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    3 backers

    Everything on the $5 level plus an additional 2 postcards.

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    3 backers

    The above as well as a signed 8 x10 print exclusive to backers.

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    $30 reward

    7 backers

    Everything that a $20 backer gets plus a signed copy of the book (paperback).
    Your name on a special thank-you page in the book.

    International backers please add $15 for shipping.

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    $50 reward

    2 backers

    Everything the $25 level gets
    plus a signed 11 x 14 print exclusive to backers of the project.
    (If stretch goal of $5000 is reached an additional signed Hardcover will be added)

    International backers please add $15 for shipping
    ($20 if stretch goal is reached)

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    $75 reward

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    Everything at the $50 level plus an additional signed copy of the book (paperback unless the stretch goal of $5000 is reached in which case it will be hardcover).

    International backers please add $20 for shipping.

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    1 backer

    Everything on the $75 level plus an additional signed copy of the book (paperback unless the stretch goal of $5000 is reached in which case it will be hardcover)

    International backers please add $20 for shipping.

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    $1,500 reward

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    A one-of-a-kind hand drawn version of the book in addition to everything at the $100 backer level.

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