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Family stories are more than just tales that we tell. They are our values, our legacy, perpetuated by the stories we tell...and re-tell

Hernando, MS Nonfiction
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Lines in the Gravel (and 52 Other Re-Told Childhood Tales) may serve as a blueprint for passing down family values to succeeding generations through the stories we tell...and re-tell.  This is my family, and these are our stories and our values, but the practice of values storying is transferable to any other family, team, non-profit, school, business, or other organization.

Risks and challenges

In setting my goals and self-imposed deadlines, I have attempted to leave enough margin for circumstances out of my control and a small enough margin to provide the impetus to finish "on time." I have done months of research on self-publishing, but I am still a first-timer. There may be parts of the process that I underestimate.

If unexpected difficulties and subsequent delays occur, I will update through my Family:Story:Legacy blog and Facebook writer page. (Even if every step of the process goes smoothly, I will be updating in both places, along with my Insider Emails.)

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  • Kindle (exclusively for 90 days) and then other electronic formats.
    Paperback, simultaneous with e-book release with success of Kickstarter campaign.
    Audiobook, by popular request -- timing TBA.

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  • Not necessarily, but it certainly changes the timing of the release of the paper copy. If the project is not funded, I will not be able to print an order of books to have on hand for signings and speaking engagements. I would still go forward with a Kindle release and a (more expensive) pay-per-copy release of the paperback edition. Initial e-book sales will determine what I will be able to afford from that point forward. All that to say that it would be a great thing for this project to be fully funded!!!

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    Autographed Lines in the Gravel promotional poster, plus downloadable electronic version of Lines in the Gravel (and 52 Other Re-Told Childhood Tales).

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    Autographed print copy of Lines in the Gravel (and 52 Other Re-Told Childhood Tales) and downloadable electronic version of the book.

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    An autographed copy of Lines in the Gravel sent as a gift to two (2) people of your choice (within the continental U.S.).

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    Claim this reward for your child's classroom today (any grade level)! Two key influences in my ability to write this book were two teachers, Ms. Knight and Ms. Scharr. Because of their influence and because of my own background as a teacher, this reward is extra special to me. This reward is a reading from the book, a question/answer session, and an autographed copy of the book for the teacher and another copy for his/her classroom. *Travel expenses not included, but if I can reasonably get to your classroom, I will make it happen! **Subject to teacher/administrator approval.

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    I will speak to your club or organization for 30-45 minutes about the book's topic (building legacy through story) and sign promotional posters (provided) afterward.
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    Reward #6 PLUS I will make your club or organization the first stop on my promotional tour and give away 10 copies of the book to your club or organization. *Travel expenses not included in this reward.

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