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Hand-bound copies of a collection of ghost stories, and a notebook option and special collectors item option!
Hand-bound copies of a collection of ghost stories, and a notebook option and special collectors item option!
Hand-bound copies of a collection of ghost stories, and a notebook option and special collectors item option!
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THE BOOKS

Because books are better hand-bound, (they lie flat, they look cool, and are far more impressive to your friends,) my new book CHIME (Ghosts, music, and mayhem.) and its prequel, THE FLEETWOOD SKIES (More ghosts, a Cadillac, and dogs.) are here on Kickstarter as unique handmade items of wonder!


The covers are a durable plastic that is stiff enough to hold shape, but bendy enough to be comfortable in your hand. As previously stated, but bears repeating, hand-bound books unfold flat, giving the reader an enhanced experience. The detailed stitching gives a sense of simplicity whilst retaining an old-timey appearance. (That's right hipsters, you can enjoy minimalistic modernism and a traditional craft AT THE SAME TIME.)

It's cool for everyone else, too. 

I've been making hand-made books for two years now and this is my second hand-made book project, though my first for the mighty world of Kickstarter.  

CHIME

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Leandra Meadowlark is no stranger to tragedy, which may be why the Chime comes to her so naturally. With music Leandra can help ghosts cross over to the other side. When Leandra returns to her hometown to Chime for a beloved friend, the past she left behind comes back to haunt her. Leandra reluctantly finds herself entangled with her estranged family who would use the Chime for their own nefarious purposes. With the help of her cousin, Yvonne, Leandra faces the hardships of her past to prevent it from happening again, though it may cost her more than she can give.

THE FLEETWOOD SKIES

EBOOK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

Recovering from the sudden death of her husband, Yvonne trudges on with her daily life, assisting her mother’s real estate business by evicting ghosts from hard-to-sell homes. Unlike the novels Yvonne’s mother reads, not all supernatural romance stories have a happy ending, and Yvonne has to find a way to get a reluctant group of ghosts to cross over—including the ghost of her husband, who hangs out in the 1975 Cadillac Fleetwood in the backyard.

Risks and challenges

Hand-made books take time. If book orders go into large numbers, it could take more time to get them made and shipped. I do not foresee this happening, but if for some reason this Kickstarter explodes, I have time to double down and get things done, as well as helpers who could be recruited. (Hole punching, folding, cutting covers, etc.)
If any such instance occurred in which I was not sure I could make the February shipping deadline for these books, I would be in contact with all patrons immediately.

Unless an asteroid hits Earth, all books will be made and shipped.

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    Helper!

    Every dollar is a big deal. You will receive my eternal gratitude and I will tell my elephant figurine how great you are.

    Your name will also be immortalized on a special page in the back of the book where all may bask in your glory.

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    Padawan Helper!

    Every dollar is a big deal. You will receive my eternal gratitude and I will tell my dog how great you are. He will get a raw-hide and sit while I regale him with your excellence. I'm sure he will appreciate it.

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    Every dollar is a big deal. You will receive my eternal gratitude and I will tell my cat how great you are. As we all know, cats will one day become the dominant species and a good word for you will most certainly count in your favor.

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    CHIME

    A majestic copy of the totally awesome hand-bound Chime.

    Your name will also be immortalized on a special page in the back of the book where all may bask in your glory.

    The cat, dog, and elephant figurine are certain to hear about it.

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    CHIME SUPER PACK

    One copy of the totally awesome hand-bound Chime.

    Also, a hand bound copy of book I in the Meadowlark Saga, The Fleetwood Skies.
    (Those of you who have copies of the original Fleetwood Skies with original artwork, congrats. I will not be making those again!)

    ALSO, a hand bound notebook of roughly 144 pages. It's one of the finest notepads you will hold within your fingers.

    Your name will also be immortalized on a special page in the back of the book where all may bask in your glory.

    The cat, dog, and elephant figurine are certain to hear about it loudly.

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    HARMONICA!

    The harmonica is a huge part of Chime. For these backers, you will receive everything from the CHIME SUPER PACK, plus a period replica of Leandra's harmonica, with a hand made box. I will deck out the latch, the wood, the hing, carve designs, make a fancy fabric interior, ALL THE THINGS.

    This is the true Chime collector's piece.

    The cat, dog, and elephant figurine will know who you are, and may even think of you fondly as they destroy my slippers. (Especially the elephant. He's a tricky one.)

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