Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 4, 2012.

Update #14

WE DID IT!

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We did it, we did it, we did it!

A very special backer put us over the top today with plenty of time to spare!!

That means everyone who pledged $59 and higher gets a mini print signed by Jennifer Miller and we still have a chance to reach the stretch goal!

Since I'm home I've been going through ALL THE THINGS and I was hoping and hoping that I still had a particular drawing (because I keep Everything that might have any kind of valuable idea in it.)

This will give you an idea of just how long an idea can lie dormant before it comes to fruition...

I wrote the first draft of SOTSK in 2010 after brainstorming during a long, slow day at work.

Please note the date scrawled in the corner of the first drawing.

...that's why I don't throw anything away. Thank you, all of you, and those to come, for helping to turn this book into something really special. I promise it will be worth the ride.

                           . . . And Just In Case you can't make out the date . . . it was 1996.

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    Nest Egg: These small but mighty donations will get you a copy of the e-book before the official release, and a beautiful glossy postcard of the cover art with thanks from the author!

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    Gryfon Kit: Welcome to the pride! These backers will receive the collectible hardback edition signed by the author, the e-book before the official release and the beautiful thank you postcard.

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    Wolf Pup Special! All the treasures of the Gryfon Kit, plus two collectible bookmarks featuring character art by the author.

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    Gryfon Fledgling: Spread your wings and enjoy the bounty of the Gryfon Kit (including bookmarks), plus a small print of the stunning cover art by Jennifer Miller! International backers, please add $10 for shipping.

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    Gryfon Warrior: These indispensable backers will receive all the rewards of the above pledge (bookmarks too), plus an additional signed copy of the hardback edition! Made out to you or a loved one by request. International backers, please add $10 for shipping.

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    Gryfon Hunter: What a mighty help! You will receive all the above rewards, but instead of the small print, you get a Medium print of the front cover art signed by the artist, Jennifer Miller! (print size Approx. 9x12) Your name will also appear in the acknowledgments of the book. International backers, please add $10 for shipping.

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    Wolf Pack Friend: Special for art fans! You will get all the rewards of the Gryfon Hunter pledge, but Instead of the cover art print, you receive an original sketch by the author of your favorite character OR an image of you--as a gryfon (or wolf)! These special rewards will take a little more time and care, hence the later delivery date. Completely transferable to a friend or loved one; i.e; "Can you draw my son and daughter as gryfons?" Absolutely. International backers, please add $10 for shipping.

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    King & Queen of the Pride: These powerhouse donors receive all the Gryfon Hunter rewards but instead of the medium, you get a Large print of the front cover art signed by Jennifer Miller! (size approx 13x19) Your name in the acknowledgments of this and all future editions of the book, and a beautiful, keepsake gryfon feather charm (color is author’s choice). You can wear or display your rare feather for all to see that you are a friend to gryfons. Also, special sneak peaks of the sequel this winter, long before any other human eyes will see it. International backers, please add $10 for shipping.

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    Wolf Friend Special: For writers! The rewards of the $500 Wingbrother pledge (listed below) But instead of designing a character after you, the author offers friendly critique of any manuscript under 50,000 words. These rewards will have a later delivery date, in order to give your project the time it deserves. International backers, please add $10 for shipping.

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    Wingbrother & Sister: You are the wind under this book’s wings. All the rewards of the $250 pledge, plus a piece of original art by the author (book character of your choice, or you-as-a-gryfon, or heck, anything you want), your name on the Facebook fan page and the author blog. The author will also fashion a ‘walk-on’ role for you (in animal form ;) in the second or third book of the series, or in a short story in the upcoming anthology! International backers, please add $10 for shipping.

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    What can we say? You’re either a huge fan of books, gryfons, or the author ;) Either way, you receive all the rewards of the $500 Wingbrother pledge, several ‘behind-the-scenes’ chapters of the original, un-edited manuscript so you can see some of the writing process, and a thank you phone call or Skype meeting with the author to discuss the book, your own art or writing, why the sky is blue, or anything else. If you'd prefer, a private writing workshop for you and as many friends as you want. (Can be internet streamed, or in town). Details based on scheduling availability. For writers, the author offers a friendly critique of any manuscript under 100,000 words. Critiques are completely transferable as a gift if you have a writer in the family. International backers, please add $10 for shipping.

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    There are no words to express our gratitude to donors at this level, but there is plenty of schwag! You get All the Things of the $1,000 pledge PLUS: A second gryfon feather charm (one for you, one for your wingbrother or sister) color is YOUR choice, and the author will fashion a "speaking role" for you or a loved one in book 2 or 3, or form a short story centering around your character, to be published in a short story collection! Gryfon, wolf, eagle, bird, dragon--your choice. Please understand the world naming system is cultural and so the character cannot be named after you. You get the Skype meeting or phone chat to discuss anything you want about the book, art, writing, etc, and a workshop for you and your friends. Dinner with the author if you're in town or can make it. If your home town is drive-able, author will come to You for dinner and workshop. Manuscript critique of up to 100,000 words and a call to discuss your ideas, the future of your project, publishing, and anything else! All details TBD.

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