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One introvert's stories about taking risks, growing relationships, and facing challenges without getting lost between faith and fear.
One introvert's stories about taking risks, growing relationships, and facing challenges without getting lost between faith and fear.
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    Digital Pack

    Pre-order a digital copy of The Variable Life. Get the first 5 chapters right away—plus a download of an album from one of my former rock bands (which I write about in Chapter 15).

    Includes:
    • eBook download before official release
    • Immediate download of first 5 chapters (PDF)
    • Immediate download of my former band's album (mp3)
    • High five if we see each other in person
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    Single Pack

    Pre-order a printed copy of The Variable Life. Get your name listed on my website as one of the people who made this book happen. Plus, download the first 5 chapters right away—as well as an album from one of my former rock bands (which I write about in Chapter 15).

    Includes:
    • Printed book before official release
    • eBook download before official release
    • Your name listed on my website as Kickstarter Supporter
    • Immediate download of first 5 chapters (PDF)
    • Immediate download of my former band's album (mp3)
    • High five if we see each other in person
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    Signed Copy Pack

    Pre-order a printed and signed copy of The Variable Life. This gets your name printed in the book's acknowledgements and listed on my website as Bronze Level Supporter. Get your name listed on my website as one of the people who made this book happen. Plus, download the first 5 chapters right away—as well as an album from one of my former rock bands (which I write about in Chapter 15).

    Includes:
    • Printed and signed book before official release
    • eBook download before official release
    • Your name printed in the book and on my website
    • Hand-curated current favorites music streaming playlist
    • Immediate download of first 5 chapters (PDF)
    • Immediate download of my former band's album (mp3)
    • High five if we see each other in person
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    Introvert Pack

    Quiet, but thoughtful and powerful. (You're my people.) Pre-order a printed and signed copy of The Variable Life. This gets your name printed in the book's acknowledgements and listed on my website as Silver Level Supporter. I will send you an awkward text message about something interesting I learned that day (because what introvert wants to talk on the phone?). Plus, download the first 5 chapters right away—as well as an album from one of my former rock bands (which I write about in Chapter 15).

    Includes:
    • Printed and signed book before official release
    • eBook download before official release
    • Your name printed in the book and on my website
    • Hand-curated introvert music streaming playlist
    • Immediate download of first 5 chapters (PDF)
    • Immediate download of my former band's album (mp3)
    • Personal phone call (or awkward text messages if you prefer)
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    Super Pack

    Want to see the red ink and crappy sentences the book went through before it got published? Pre-order a printed and signed copy of The Variable Life. I'll call or text you to say thanks and chat. Also, this gets your name printed in the book's acknowledgements and listed on my website as Gold Level Supporter. Plus a cool postcard and 2 playlists, and immediate downloads of the first 5 chapters and an album from one of my former rock bands (which I write about in Chapter 15).

    Includes:
    • Printed and signed book before official release
    • eBook download before official release
    • Your name printed in the book and on my website
    • Page from early editor’s draft of the manuscript
    • Limited edition postcard
    • Hand-curated current favorites music streaming playlist
    • Hand-curated ambient reading/writing music streaming playlist
    • Immediate download of first 5 chapters (PDF)
    • Immediate download of my former band's album (mp3)
    • Personal phone call (or awkward text messages if you prefer)
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    Coffee Pack

    Cozy up with hand-roasted coffee and chill music while you read your signed copy of The Variable Life—and give one to a friend. This also gets your name printed in the book's acknowledgements and listed on my website as Platinum Level Supporter. Plus a 3-page excerpt of an early version of the manuscript, 3 postcards, and all 3 playlists. Immediate download of 5 chapters and former band's album.

    Includes:
    • Printed and signed book before official release
    • eBook download before official release
    • Your name printed in the book and on my website
    • 12oz bag of hand-roasted coffee beans
    • Limited edition postcard
    • Page from early editor’s draft of the manuscript
    • Hand-curated ambient reading/writing music streaming playlist
    • Hand-curated introvert music streaming playlist
    • Hand-curated current favorites music streaming playlist
    • Immediate download of first 5 chapters (PDF)
    • Immediate download of my former band's album (mp3)
    • Personal phone call (or awkward text messages if you prefer)
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    Book Club Pack

    Getting together to talk books and drink coffee? You sound like a book club I would want to join. Pre-order this reward to get 5 printed and signed copies of The Variable Life for you and your friends, with hand-roasted coffee for everyone to enjoy. This also gets your name and your book club's name in book acknowledgements and on my website as Diamond Level Supporter. Plus 5 postcards, all 3 playlists, and a chapter full of red ink and crappy sentences from an early draft of the manuscript for you and your fellow literary-minded friends to cringe over. Immediate download of 5 chapters and former band's album.

    Includes:
    • Printed and signed book before official release
    • eBook download before official release
    • Your name printed in the book and on my website
    • Your book club's name printed in the book and on my website
    • 12oz bag of hand-roasted coffee beans
    • Chapter from early editor’s draft of the manuscript
    • Limited edition postcard
    • Hand-selected book from my home library, with personal note
    • Hand-curated introvert music streaming playlist
    • Hand-curated current favorites music streaming playlist
    • Hand-curated ambient reading/writing music streaming playlist
    • Immediate download of first 5 chapters (PDF)
    • Immediate download of my former band's album (mp3)
    • Personal phone call (or awkward text messages if you prefer)
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    Extrovert Pack

    The grand social experiment: See if an introvert (me) can act like an extrovert for a 30-minute book reading and Q&A (A: Video chat; or B. In person within 30 miles of Greenville, SC; or C. In person, anywhere in US if you pay travel, food, and lodging). Everyone in attendance (up to 30 people) gets a signed book, eBook, limited edition postcard, and all 3 streaming music playlists. This also gets you 2 bags of coffee for everyone to share during the Q&A, and your name (plus 4 friends' names) printed in the book acknowledgements and on my website as Philanthropist Level Supporter. Immediate download of 5 chapters and former band's album. Wow, this makes me nervous.

    Includes:
    • 30-minute book reading + Q&A (video chat or in person with fees)
    • Printed and signed book before official release
    • eBook download before official release
    • Your name printed in the book and on my website
    • 4 friends' names printed in the book and on my website
    • 12oz bag of hand-roasted coffee beans
    • Limited edition postcard
    • Hand-curated current favorites music streaming playlist
    • Hand-curated introvert music streaming playlist
    • Hand-curated ambient reading/writing music streaming playlist
    • Immediate download of first 5 chapters (PDF)
    • Immediate download of my former band's album (mp3)
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    Limited 0 backers
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