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“Dear Sister” is a paper and ink care package for women.
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 Dear Sister is a paper and ink care package for women.  

And it’s not the subscription box version. Dear Sister is the essential care package from your best friend who knows if you need  something sweet or salty.  She knows whether to send red wine or white. And she knows if you really need a fuzzy robe or a pack of tucks.  She is not too precious for your deepest trauma or most depleting day. Dear Sister details my history of growing up in conservative Christian communities.  Coming home to ourselves is always a journey, and Dear Sister shares mine. I have found healing and confirmation of my identity and autonomy in therapy and in the Bible. Both Nichole Nordeman and Lizzo sing the songs of my soul. Dear Sister  is a letter to all womankind about claiming identity, worthiness, and calling.  It's an invitation to build authentic, wholehearted sisterhoods and communities.

 Dear Sister is a completed nine chapter, sixty-thousand word manuscript that includes relevant interview excerpts and appendices. But I need your help bringing it to the world.  

I am currently planning to self publish through Make Your Mark Publishing Solutions. Monique Mensah has been turning manuscripts into masterpieces for over a decade and I am thrilled to be working with her. I chose the self publishing path because it allows me to retain complete creative control, and spread the message of Dear Sister.  Self publishing means I am financially responsible for the professional editing, typesetting, and cover design of Dear Sister.  My publishing team is ready and waiting. If funded, you’ll have early release bundles in time to fill Christmas stockings. Expect standard release bundles in January of 2020.

All backers will receive progress reports twice a month. Expect an exclusive cover reveal in early November.

 Dear Sister shares my story, but it's not just about me. 

Dear Sister is about our collective and individual experiences as women. I'm honored to include excerpts from interviews with five women who embody diverse personal and faith experiences. They are leaders in their respective communities who continue to show me that we are strongest together.  We discuss mental health, healing from trauma, the good, bad, and ugly in church communities, and how we've found healing through sisterhood. I'm not pretending that the journeys of five women embody the full breadth of feminine experience, but we can start the conversation.  The interviews were too lengthy to include in full, so I quote them throughout Dear Sister instead.  If you want the full experience check out the interview backer bundle. 

Risks and challenges

There is always a risk that unforeseen road blocks will disrupt the current plan. However, I am adaptable, and my priority will be doing everything within my power to get this book into your hands on time. If there are any challenges that delay our current schedule my backers will be the very first to know.

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    Virtual Launch Kit

    By contributing to this campaign, you’re signing on for project "Dear Sister," and joining the launch team! In your launch kit you’ll receive 5 luxe images to share your excitement with your friends and followers, 5 inspiring lock screens for your phone, writing prompts, and an exclusive behind the scenes look at the creation of “Dear Sister."

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    Acknowledgements Are Due

    This book is being birthed because of you. To acknowledge our incredible community coming together, your name will be in "Dear Sister." Every person who reads it will see what support looks like, by reading the names of the people who made it possible for this book to be brought into the world.

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    Standard Release Ebook

    Read “Dear Sister” on your e-reader of choice on the standard projected release date of January 2020.

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    Standard Release Paperback

    Your copy of “Dear Sister” will be mailed on our standard projected release date of January 2020.

    If you're international and would like this package, message me with your location and I will get a shipping estimate for you.

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    Early Release Ebook

    Read “Dear Sister” on your e-reader of choice with all the cool kids, before the projected release date. Keep your eyes peeled for your copy in December 2019.

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    Early Release Signed Paperback

    Get the early release copy of “Dear Sister” personally signed and mailed in plenty of time to fill the stockings of the women in your life. (Early release bundles available below as well)

    If you're international and would like this package, message me with your location and I will get a shipping estimate for you.

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    Embodied Book Club Kit

    Finding your people in person can be really hard. Sometimes we just don’t even know where to start. Want to know one of the easiest ways? Start a book club.

    Book clubs give us a reason to share our lives, perspectives, and literature. Not sure how or where to start? I’ve created a PDF launch guide to walk you through the process. We’ll cover finding members, picking the best reads (I’ll share some of my favorites,) and explore ways to keep your book club accessible to everyone involved. (I even have your first book ready to go.)

    If you're international and would like this package, message me with your location and I will get a shipping estimate for you.

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    Just Call Me Ms. Clause

    This is for the gifters. Get three early release, signed copies in time to fill the stockings of your favorite ladies. Mom? Check! Sister? Check! Aunt? Check!

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    Virtual Book Club Bundle

    When I joined internet forums as a teenager, I learned that internet relationships are real. I met both my husband and best friend online. I’m not only a fan of the world wide web, I’ve been creating deep connections here for years.

    This is why I’m hosting a virtual book club. Starting the week after our standard release date, you’ll be added to a private Facebook group where each week I’ll share a video of myself reading a chapter of “Dear Sister.” Each chapter has corresponding reflective questions, and we’ll discuss them in a safe and courageous space. If you’re looking to connect deeply in community, especially if you have barriers to making connections in person, this is the option for you!

    If you're international and would like this package, message me with your location and I will get a shipping estimate for you.

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    Exclusive Interview Bundle

    I interviewed five women for “Dear Sister” who have varied experiences in life and faith. Their interviews are quoted throughout the book, but we covered so much I wasn’t able to include. These women not only share diverse histories, they are some of my biggest cheerleaders and supporters. We cover everything from claiming personal identity and worthiness, to healing (and not passing on) generational trauma. If you want the full conversations, four of them are here in video. and in transcript. (One of the interviews has transcript only available)

    If you're international and would like this package, message me with your location and I will get a shipping estimate for you.

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    Show Up for Sisterhood Swag Bag

    Show your support for the sisterhood with this swag bag! It includes a themed tote, a set of five postcards, two greeting cards with envelopes, three magnets, and a bookmark.

    (See www.meganwooding.com/swag for photos.)

    If you're international and would like this package, message me with your location and I will get a shipping estimate for you.

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