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A children's book based on a Christmas tradition.
106 backers pledged $8,000 to help bring this project to life.

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    Books begin with IDEAS

    My sincere gratitude for believing in my work and the satisfaction of knowing YOU are helping put a quality holiday book into the hands of children. You'll receive an email notification when the book is available for purchase from michaelshoulders.com.

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    Research the Topic

    In addition to email notification of the book's publication, you'll receive an autographed paperback copy of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle.

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    Writing a Rough Draft

    In addition to email notification of the book's publication, you'll receive an autographed HARDCOVER copy of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle.

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    Rewriting the manuscript multiple times

    In addition to email notification, you'll receive TWO autographed paperback copies of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle (one to keep and one to give to a friend). You'll also receive TWO Christmas pickle ornaments (one for your tree and one for your friend's).

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    Submitting to an Editor

    In addition to email notification, you'll receive TWO autographed HARDCOVER copies of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle (one to keep and one to give to a friend), TWO Christmas Pickle ornaments (one for your tree and one for your friend's), and a 30 minute SKYPE Author Visit session to a classroom to discuss the research and writing of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle.

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    A Contract ! ! Y E A H ! !

    In addition to email notification, you'll receive FIVE autographed paperback copies of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle, FIVE Christmas Pickle ornaments, a SKYPE AUTHOR VISIT session for a classroom to discuss the research and writing of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle, AND...a name listed on the dedication page of the book.

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    Editor Requested Revisions

    In addition to email notification, you'll receive FIVE autographed HARDCOVER copies of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle, FIVE Christmas Pickle ornaments, and a SKYPE AUTHOR VISIT session for a classroom to discuss the research and writing of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle, AND...a name listed on the dedication page of the book.

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    School Visit by a "Real-Live Author"

    This reward is for an "Author Visit" to your school. This reward includes: 100% of speaker's fee, travel expense (up to $500), four student assemblies during the school day, and an optional "Lunch with the Author" for selected students. Your school will also receive a set of 20 HARDCOVER copies of The Legend of the Christmas Pickle. The books will be delivered to the school on the day of the "Author Visit." Since the book has a strong Christmas tie-in, this offer is good for December 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, 2019.

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