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A collaboration between writer Andrew Lapham Fersch and artist Penn Sultan. A story about right, wrong, and the field in-between.
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Update on 12/11/12 - IT'S OFFICIAL, PENN AND I ARE GOING TO DO A SECOND PROJECT TOGETHER AND ARE ALREADY PLANNING OUR SECOND BOOK! THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU PLEDGE $15 (or more), AND WE RAISE AT LEAST $1700, YOU'LL GET A COPY OF BOTH! ALSO, CHECK OUT OUR NEW REWARDS.

Update on 12/7/12 - ALTHOUGH THE PROJECT HAS BEEN FULLY FUNDED, PLEASE STILL CONSIDER PLEDGING TO GET YOUR OWN COPY AND BECAUSE, IF $1700 (or more) IS RAISED, I WILL BE ABLE TO FUND ANOTHER BOOK AND YOU, AS ONE OF THE FIRST SEVENTY-FIVE SUPPORTERS (with a donation larger than six dollars), WILL BE GUARANTEED A FREE COPY OF THAT ONE AS WELL! THANKS AGAIN!

Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing
and right-doing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

-Rumi

Rolf Gates, one of the great teachers of my life, shared this Rumi quote with me during his yoga teacher training and a story was born in my mind. When I found Penn Sultan, it was clear that his beautiful woodcuts were a perfect fit for what I had in mind. 

The book tells the story of a brother and sister who learn the real meanings of right and wrong, together.

It is an adorable little book (4"x 4" - 60 pages), perfect for little hands or anyone who knows that big things can come in any shape or size.

The book costs around $3.50 to print, shipping is approximately $1.50 per book in the US. The additional funds are being spent to help pay Penn for his time and supplies.

Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me personally, and also means I can continue creating stories to share with the world while supporting amazing artists like Penn.

Feel free to check out my other writing HERE and HERE.

(All art copyright Penn Sultan, and the music is from his band, Last Good Tooth)

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The words have already been written, the wood has already been cut. A proof of the book has already been made. We are fully ready to print the book - we just need funding to do so!

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    A poem written and illustrated by Andrew Fersch for you (and a signed copy of the book).

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    A copy of the book signed, as well as a signed copy of my first collection of poetry done with Phil Ashworth.

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    An individualized short story written by Andrew Fersch (and a signed copy of the book).

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    A print of three of the smaller woodcuts from Penn on a single sheet of paper (nicely spaced, and great looking by the way). Plus a copy of the book!

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    A specially printed larger version of the book for you (at 8"x 8"). This will be limited to just twenty copies and will come with a copy of the original as well.

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    I will write you a 100+ page Choose Your Own Adventure book based around people in your actual life. I will include characters, events, and locations from your life as well (if desired). Seriously, who else is gonna write you a full-length CYOA book? No one.

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    Andrew Fersch will provide a full-day writing and illustrating workshop (this could also be known as a birthday party activity) for you (and/or your child) and up to 20 guests anywhere in New Hampshire of Massachusetts (and a signed copy of the book for every attendee). You'll also get a copy of my first book with Phil Ashworth.

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    Andrew Fersch will offer ten one-hour tutoring sessions to you or your child in creative writing (anywhere in Southern New Hampshire or Eastern Massachusetts) - and a signed copy of the book. You'll also get a copy of my first book with Phil Ashworth. (You can't find good quality tutoring this cheap anywhere - not even from the chain tutoring places and they got nothin' on me!)

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    Andrew Fersch will offer fifteen one-hour tutoring sessions to you or your child in creative writing (anywhere in Southern New Hampshire or Eastern Massachusetts) - and a signed copy of the book. You'll also get a copy of my first book with Phil Ashworth. (You can't find good quality tutoring this cheap anywhere - not even from the chain tutoring places and they got nothin' on me!)

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    Andrew Fersch will work for you for forty hours, including but not limited to: hard labor, personal assisting, writing tasks, stand up comedy, cooking - anything within reason - must be used between January and March 15, 2013 in New England - plus a signed copy of the book and a copy of my first book with Phil Ashworth.

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