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By Hayley K. Cooper
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About

Hayley K. Cooper is a published author of one children's book, "The Jade Lily." After going through the publication process with a publishing company, Hayley decided that she could do just as well self-publishing with Amazon.com company CreateSpace.

Hayley contacted long-time friend Niki Cox, an accomplished artist, to illustrate her next children's book, "Ginny the Giraffe Does Gymnastics." (Check out Niki's artwork at www.brushstrokes-by-niki.com)

Hayley and Niki are offering great incentives for donators to our project. We'd love to raise $750 USD to cover the cost of publishing on CreateSpace.com. That is the minimum amount to cover their costs for materials, book orders, and incentives. The incentives include exclusive artwork by Niki and a copy of Hayley's previous book, "The Jade Lily."

With your help, Hayley and Niki can make "Ginny the Giraffe Does Gymnastics" a reality!

About the story: Young giraffe Ginny loved watching the Animal Olympics, but the chimpanzees doing gymnastics was her favorite part. When she decides to give it a try, she is discouraged by her parents and the chimps at the gym. Can a giraffe make a gymnastics team completely dominated by chimpanzees? Read to find out if Ginny can "make it work!"

Risks and challenges

The main setback is funding for the editorial phase of the project through CreateSpace.com. Niki and Hayley are both struggling artists working other jobs to make ends meet. We'd love to create full-time, and are working hard to make that possible.

Also, Niki and Hayley met in college, but after graduation, moved to different states. Hayley currently resides in Iowa and Niki is in Missouri. We are doing most of the collaboration online through email and weekly telephone calls. We WILL be traveling back and forth to our respective cities and states as often as we can. This is definitely one of the main obstacles in Hayley's and Niki's paths to creative greatness!

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    For a donation of $5, you will receive a hand-written thank-you note from the author AND illustrator PLUS a black-and-white digital sketch of Ginny!

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    You lucky duck! For donating $15, you 'll receive a hand-written thank-you note from the author AND illustrator, a signed copy of "The Jade Lily," AND a full-color digital drawing of Ginny!

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    Woo-Hoo! For a donation of $30, not only will you receive a hand-written thank-you note from the author and the illustrator, a signed copy of "The Jade Lily," but ALSO a full-color digital illustration of Ginny with Coach Bear!

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    You are so generous! For a donation of $100, you will receive all of the fabulous rewards for below $50, PLUS an exclusive digital web booklet of drawings NOT in the final copy of the book!

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    Not only will you receive all the superb incentives for donating below $100, but you will also be FAMOUS! We will add your name to the Acknowledgement section of "Ginny!" You will have your name in print and everyone that buys the book will know that you had a hand in making it all happen. Fab-u-lous!

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