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Mermaids, Kelpies, Celtic Heroes! These Irish water folktales, stories & photos are ready for December delivery, & for touring in 2016.
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    Thank you! Every supporter and every dollar are deeply appreciated. You'll receive a full-size digital photograph, too, to use as wallpaper or print out.

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    EBOOK et cetera

    Now you've got the Kickstarter-exclusive e-book edition of the story collection, featuring over a dozen original full-page photos. Plus, three additional photos from northwest Ireland emailed to you, for wallpaper or printing out.

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    STORYBOOK, SHIPPING INCLUDED

    All the stories in a text-only paperback edition - no inside illustrations or photographs, with the same full-color cover as shown. This includes shipping to anywhere in the USA.

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    THE FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATED PAPERBACK STORYBOOK, PLUS:

    You'll be getting the full story collection in a paperback book that includes over a dozen full-color full-page photographs from northwest Ireland where most of the stories take place. (Includes free shipping within the US.) PLUS, you'll be listed in the Acknowledgments page of the book, PLUS, all the rewards for the $10 level are included.

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    THE KEEPSAKE HARDCOVER EDITION, PLUS:

    Here's the gift-worthy edition of the book: the full-color illustrated hardcover signed by the author, with matching bookmark. PLUS, your name listed in the acknowledgements of all editions of the book - if you like, you can make the acknowledgement listing a gift or memorial to someone. As always, shipping is free within the US. You'll also get the ebook and all the other rewards for the $10 level, included.

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    CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    The keepsake hardcover OR two illustrated paperback editions, OR four text-only versions: your choice. These will be pre-ordered before the campaign ends, then signed, gift-wrapped, and shipped by priority or express to arrive in time for Christmas to wherever you choose within the US.

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    BETA READER SIGN UP

    You’ll receive a personalized signed copy of the basic paperback edition, and the $10 level rewards. Then, in spring 2016, you'll be among the first to receive an advance-copy PDF of the next book in the series, The Book of Earth and Stone, with an invitation to provide feedback, comments, and/or advance reviews. Your quotes may be used on the cover, and you shall be known as "Supporter" in both books, online and beyond. Includes a signed copy of the second book, delivered on publication.

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    THE SIGNED ILLUSTRATED EDITION, WITH YOUR VERY OWN PAGE

    Take a page from my book - literally! The final 10 pages of the book are reserved for you to put your artwork, message, poetry, you name it (within reason!) You'll also receive a signed copy of the illustrated paperback edition, with matching bookmark, plus all the rewards of the $10 level.

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    STORYTELLING PACKAGE

    A customized storytelling session at your store, church, school, home party, or other venue, ordinarily charged at $320, anytime in 2016. (Travel expenses apply outside central Florida; this reward is limited to the US and Canada. Dates are first come, first served.) PLUS I'll bring you 5 free copies of the book. You'll also be listed on the Supporters page in the book with any brief message you wish, PLUS, all the rewards of the $10 level.

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    MEET THE KELPIES! (for individuals or groups up to 4 people)

    ...more accurately, choose a day in 2016 to spend with the author and meet the horses who inspired the rendition of the kelpie in the book. Best part? Those horses live at Walt Disney World, and their stable is only a short walk to a beach! So take five hours to enjoy soft sand and sparkling water, with stories and conversation, in the company of beautiful horses and ponies. Lunch for everyone is included, and everyone gets a signed copy of the keepsake edition to take home. Plus, you'll be listed at the top of the Supporters page of the book.

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    12 ORIGINAL STORIES (FOR PUBLISHERS, BLOGGERS, ETC.)

    Twelve original stories for your magazine, podcast, blog, or inbox: written or spoken, Irish or not, name your genre. Choose a theme if you like, or mix it up. Each story will be exclusive to you until the end of 2016, copyright remaining with the author. You'll also receive:
    - three signed copies of the book
    - your name among the Sponsors in the book's acknowledgments
    - a full page in the back of the book for your subscription form, ad, etc.

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    CD PRODUCER

    Because your generous contribution has made CD production possible, you'll be listed as a Producer on the album cover, and you'll receive 10 complimentary copies of the CD, PLUS signed copies of all three print editions of the book, which will feature your name listed first among Sponsors. Plus, if you have a favorite story you'd like me to add as a bonus track, consider it done.

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