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By Emily McKeon
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About this project

WHAT THE TOWN KNEW started as a experimental novel on my blog (TheAbsenteeBlogger.blogspot.com) two years ago. Not sure what type of reaction I would get to the story material, I posted one chapter every week.

The story follows Lizzie Mosher, abused wife of Dean Borden, as she finds freedom. After killing her husband and covering up his death to look like an accident, Lizzie pieces her life together. But in the back of her mind are always the whispers that everyone in the small town of Cloverdale knew the truth. With her new life unraveling around her, Lizzie works harder to ensure her secret remains a secret.

After a few weeks of doing this, I skipped a week and my blog and e-mail was swamped with people asking for the next chapter. There were people, a lot of people, reading Lizzie's story. Her story wrapped up a few months later with quite the following, but no future for sharing her story beyond the blog. I asked how many people would be interested in purchasing a revised version of WHAT THE TOWN KNEW and the response was incredibly positive.

It's taken me almost two years, but I'm finally ready to get Lizzie and her story out to more people. With your help, Lizzie and the rest of Cloverdale will get a makeover and distributed in three formats: Paperback, E-book, and Audible. The money raised will go to pay for professional edits, book cover, and marketing materials to help get the word out.

Risks and challenges

Publishing is a slow process and delays can happen at different levels. Edits come back a little later than expected or proofs need adjustments. I've set the publication date to reflect this and allow myself time to fix errors.

Should something arise that causes a delay in shipping your rewards, you will be notified immediately with the new information.

If you ever have any questions, you're free to contact me at ERMcKeon@gmail.com.

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    Personalized thank you e-mail from Lizzie for helping share her story.

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    Personalized thank you e-mail from Lizzie for helping share her story and a shout out on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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    Proclaim to everyone that you knew before the rest of the town with What the Town Knew swag (bookmark, stickers, etc.). Plus the personalized e-mail and shout out on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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    E-book plus everything included in the $10 pledge. Swag and shout out will be delivered in December. E-book will be sent to you on publication date.

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    Still like the feel of a real book in your hands? How about a hard copy of WHAT THE TOWN KNEW, plus everything in the $10 pledge? Book will be signed and shipped out before publication date. Swag will be sent out in December.

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    You get your choice of how you want to read Lizzie's story: E-book or hard copy. You also get the swag (which will go out in December) and a special Thank You! in the book's acknowledgements.

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    Want to be able to read Lizzie's story both ways? You get a copy of WHAT THE TOWN KNEW in e-book format and a signed hard copy. You also get the swag and a special Thank You! in the acknowledgements of the book.

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    Lizzie wants her story accessible to everyone, so she's teaming up with Audibles. Your pledge gets you the audio book. (Estimated release date: May 2015)

    Since :Lizzie knows you don't want to wait the extra few months to hear her story, you also get a choice of either the e-book or a signed hard copy, Thank You! in the acknowledgments, and swag.

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    You get the book in all three formats: e-book, signed hard copy, and Audibles. (Please note the Audibles estimated delivery date is May 2015)

    You also get the swag and a Thank You! in the acknowledgments.

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    Book Club Special!

    Read and share Lizzie's story with your book club. You get 10 copies of WHAT THE TOWN KNEW in either e-book or hard copy. Your club will also get a special Thank You! in the acknowledgments.

    As an added bonus, if you are within the New England area, I will visit your book club for a discussion on WHAT THE TOWN KNEW. Outside of New England, I will Skype with your club.

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