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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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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