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Help 9 year old Piper fulfill her dream of publishing her first book!  Money raised will go towards printing costs of the first run.
Help 9 year old Piper fulfill her dream of publishing her first book! Money raised will go towards printing costs of the first run.
92 backers pledged $5,221 to help bring this project to life.

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"Visions of Light: A Christmas Story" 

Author: Piper C. Hawkins

Illustrator:  Kathleen "Fred" Streitenberger

Publisher: For Good Media

Piper's Story and the Book

9-year-old Piper has always loved making homemade books! Several years ago, she and her mom Kristen went to a local book festival called Books by the Banks in Cincinnati, OH.  Piper was so inspired!  She decided right then and there to publish one of her many stories by the time she was 10-years-old and apply for a booth at Books by the Banks in 2015!

Piper's mom, Kristen, encouraged her to create a story about goodness in the world.  With a lot of imagination and hard work, Piper wrote an uplifting and inspirational tale:

"When young Alice and her kindly old neighbor, Mr. Fredricks (who always reminds Alice of Santa Claus), accidentally collide in the hall of their apartment building, his glasses fall off — and that’s when the magic begins! Alice puts on the glasses out of curiosity and is enchanted to see what Mr. Fredricks sees: the love and light in others.

Join Alice and Mr. Fredricks on a magical journey down Main Street, and let Mr. Fredricks show how kindness towards others makes a difference in us all. You won’t want to miss what Alice adds to her Christmas wish list after this special day!"    

Beautifully illustrated, professionally edited and printed in high quality paper with a laminated cover, this book will bring Christmas magic to every day as a reminder to treat others well.

Excerpt from "Visions of Light: A Christmas Story"

 “My spectacles show the love that is inside of everyone. The people with a lot of love and wonder — those who believe in kindness and joy, including the Christmas spirit — shine brightly.” said Mr. Fredricks.

Alice asked, “Do you mean people on the Nice List?”  Mr. Fredricks just gave her a knowing smile.   He put the glasses back on Alice’s nose and told her to look around the lobby of their building — what did she see?

There was a baby in a stroller who shone as bright as the sun!

“So what do people on the Naughty List look like?” Alice asked. 

What's Next?

All of the artwork is at Kahny Printing for layout/production and the final printed book will be ready by the first week of October 2014!


Funds raised will pay for the expense of printing 500 books.

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Credit for Music in the video to Derek Clegg, "Flat"


Risks and challenges

Piper, Kristen, Sue, and Fred are working hard to ensure that the printed books are delivered on-time and, of course, are of the highest, professional quality.

The majority of the project is completed - the final artwork and edited story copy are at the printer, where layout has already begun. Helping to fund this project is low-risk since funds will go towards paying the invoice for 500 final printed copies which is the final step for THIS project. Keep watching for more amazing projects from this dynamic group of ladies though! =)

If we raise more than $5000, we will use the money to print additional copies and expand marketing for this book or even begin work on our next book!

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    *** PDF of the Book *** You will receive a digital version of the book via email. (not an eBook, all rights reserved). Thanks for your support!

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    *** One Signed Book + PDF *** Receive ONE book, signed by Piper - shipping/delivery included - and a digital PDF version delivered via email. Contact us for shipping outside of the US.

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    *** Five Signed Books + PDF *** Receive FIVE books, signed by Piper - shipping/delivery included - and a digital PDF version delivered via email. Contact us for shipping outside of the US.

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    Book Signing!
    Let Piper inspire you by coming onsite at your location, telling her story and encouraging people of all ages to write and illustrate! And of course sign some books!

    Will travel anywhere within a 200 mile radius of Cincinnati, OH at author's expense. Longer distances can be negotiated.

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