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A down-home book written by a true country gal, Melody Gravitt (the original Countrified Hick) presents a compelling and honest book of her work.

I’m here on Kickstarter to allow backers a chance to be a part of publishing my book.It is called “Countrified Hicks:Country Living”.It is a collection of my writings on frugal living, country recipes, farm life, and basically, living the simple life.

This book will gather the best and most popular blog posts and recipes that I have gathered over the years along with some never before published, exclusive material.I have been cooking for over 30 years, living frugally for 15 years and homesteading for 4 years.Let me share what I have learned along the way in an entertaining and enlightening way.

I write a very popular blog with a committed fan base.Through the blog and its companion Facebook page, my followers are dedicated and actively support my writings.Just from a single post about the desire to write a book, I had over 100 copies requested to purchase the book upon completion.I know the book will be successful because I already have a huge market of people who are interested.

Country wisdom, tips and tricks, saving money, canning, gardening, DIY projects, recipes (from conventional to Southern) will all be included.

How will I use the money?

The money will be spent on publication of the book (photographer, editor, printing, etc.); reward fulfillment; posters and other advertising costs; travel expenses incurred while promoting the book (book signing, etc.), Kickstarter and Amazon fees and other related expenses.

Risks and challenges

Since a lot of the book is a compilation of work I have done in the past online, gathering it up for the book will be an easy process with minimal risk.
The writer is highly experienced and has been featured on many websites. A photographer and editor have been commissioned and are ready to begin when the green light is given.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Design so I have already been working on the cover and layout of the book. The book’s completion should be ready for publication and distribution by October 2013.
I do not feel that there will be any snags that I will run into but if one should arise, I will promptly notify all backers of the situation and if there would be any delays. I have faced many obstacles in my life but when I set myself a goal, nothing can stop me.

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    I will come to your home and give you and up to 5 guests a personal cooking lesson teaching you how to make one of my recipes (homemade bread in an hour, corn cob jelly, homemade pizza, etc.). I will also do a book signing at your local library or bookstore with you as a special guest. You will also get 5 signed copies of the book and special recognition in the published book. In lieu of the cooking lesson, you can choose to have us prepare a dinner for 6 at your home.

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