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When Sam's mother dies, he finds out the Tree of Life is hidden in the valley where he lives. He decides to find it and bring her back.
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    A PDF copy of "The Day the Angels Fell" and a double thumbs up the next time I see you.

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    Three signed paperback copies of the book. Maybe you’re a blogger and want to give away some copies to your readers…maybe you’re a parent and want each of your kids to have a copy of the book…maybe you just want to help me spread the word by giving the book to some of your friends. Maybe you want to read the book three times, each time with a fresh copy. Whatever the case, your name will also be included in the acknowledgments section of the book.

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    Limited edition, numbered (?/100) hardcover copy. A maximum of 100 of these will be printed and will never be printed with this particular book cover/format again. Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of all versions of the book. Also includes two invitations per book to a book launch party somewhere in Lancaster county (date TBD) with appetizers, a short reading, and a Q&A time about the creation of the book. Plus some great live music!

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    In addition to a signed, paperback copy of "The Day the Angels Fell," I’ll also send you a paperback copy of each of these four nonfiction books I’ve written: Refuse to Drown, How To Use a Runaway Truck Ramp, Dying Out Loud, and My Amish Roots.

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    Two-hour coaching session with me on writing or self-publishing (phone, Skype, or in person in Lancaster, PA). Includes one limited-edition, signed hardcover copy of "The Day the Angels Fell" and two invitations to the book launch party. (Normally $149)

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    Writing Class – Join me for a four-week writing class focused on writing your story and exploring your publishing options. Will include at least one session on How To Self-Publish. Classes held on Tuesday evenings in February at 7:00pm at my house in Lancaster city. Class size limited to eight people – as more sign up, additional classes will be scheduled. Includes one limited-edition, signed hardcover copy of "The Day the Angels Fell" and two invitations to the book launch party.

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    Let’s have a book release party at your place (within 100 miles of Lancaster)! I'll bring the books, you bring the friends. This includes 10 paperback copies of the book (additional paperback copies for $10) and I’ll come to your house or church or library do a reading. Includes one limited-edition, signed hardcover copy of "The Day the Angels Fell" and two invitations to the book launch party.

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    I’ll coach you through the self-publishing process, helping you get your existing final draft into paperback form and listed for sale. (Includes references to professional editors, proofreaders, cover designers and digital formatters). Includes one limited-edition, signed hardcover copy of "The Day the Angels Fell" and two invitations to the book launch party.

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    I’ll coach you through writing your book with two, one-hour coaching sessions per month for six months plus editorial feedback along the way and through the final manuscript. (Does not include copy-editing, cover design, or digital formatting for ebooks, although I can give you recommendations for those). Includes one limited-edition, signed hardcover copy of "The Day the Angels Fell" and two invitations to the book launch party. ($1,700 value)

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    I’ll coach you through writing your book with two, one-hour coaching sessions per month for six months plus editorial feedback along the way and through the final manuscript PLUS I’ll hire a professional cover designer, a copy-editor and we’ll get your book into ebook form as well as paperback. Includes one limited-edition, signed hardcover copy of "The Day the Angels Fell" and two invitations to the book launch party. ($3,300 value.)

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    I’ll do 4-6 hours of interviews and then write a 40- to 50-page (8,000 word) story for you about you or your family or your family history and create a small paperback book that your family will cherish forever. Includes one limited-edition, signed hardcover copy of "The Day the Angels Fell" and two invitations to the book launch party. Did I mention this is what I do for a living? ($4,200 value.)

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