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307
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 16 2019 10:30 AM UTC +00:00

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PLEASE NOTE: As an added extra, anyone who orders a paperback or hardback edition of Diary of a Fat Bird Turning 30 will also receive the e-book version - for free!

The 'Diary of a Fat Bird at 30' blog began as a way to express all the awkwardness of being behind a sweaty Lycra-wearing-bum-crack when you are on your own at the back of a gym class with no co-ordination. To see if anyone else has the 'last supper' pizza and chocolate binge the night before a new diet starts. It was simply just a chance to talk openly and honestly about life, be it the trials, tribulations and 'characters' at work, the importance of friends and family and of course the constant challenge of trying to lose weight and not grab a big dirty kebab after a hard day. From there the whole thing seemed to snowball. I had lots of fabulous readers getting in touch to say how much they enjoyed reading it. Many even told me how much they could relate and for some how it had helped them in their own life! For me it was (and remains) first and foremost a way to talk frankly (and as swearily as I want) about what's going on in my life!

But, like any writer, I always dreamed of having a book out, and given how popular the blog has been over the years I thought it'd be great to see if we could bring 'Diary of a Fat Bird' to life as a book! The plan is to produce a paperback edition featuring a newly-edited full year of the blog as well as added content looking back at that time in my life, as well as a limited edition hardback - every one signed and featuring even more fresh content, including a full-colour photographic section!

'Diary of a Fat Bird turning 30' was and remains a real chronicle of 12 months of my life, and I hope you'll enjoy reading it! There's the chance to support this really exciting project in lots of ways, including by picking up a copy of both editions of the book, joining me for two exclusive launches or spending some time chatting with me on Skype!

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All of the costs of producing the book have been factored into the budget - the aim is to produce two gorgeous editions, and our costs have taken in typesetting, interior layout, cover design and artwork, copy-editing, proofreading and much more. Postage costs have also been calculated for the UK and around the world for both editions. The live launch events are bound to be exciting, intimate occasions with a great chance to meet the author, and venues, dates and times are in the process of being arranged for those. The Skype chats will be arranged with anyone purchasing them at their convenience, and will run for 30 minutes at least, offering you the chance to chat with the author and ask your questions! I've thought long and hard about the project and looked at it from all angles, and I'm ably supported by a local literature professional with lots of experience in publishing and event organisation to make sure everything becomes a reality!

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