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  • Backing a Kickstarter Project

    Image: Rewards for backing my Kickstarter campaign, February 2018

    A few years ago I had no clue what a "Kickstarter" project was, and when I stumbled across a project I could help fund (plus receive a really cool book), I had no idea that 2 years later I would use Kickstarter for my own creative project. If you've never used Kickstarter, let me explain.

    WHY AM I ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT? I created a book "Trees Are My Muse - A Tale of Love and Friendship" from a select group of photos that spanned over 10 years. It's more than a photo book; it's a story I think the trees themselves wrote. I believe in this book so much I want to get it out into the world. This creative project is all about raising the funds for a minimum print run of 100 books to go to backers.

    YOU RECEIVE A PRODUCT: You're not just sending me money for giggles. On my Kickstarter page there's a list of Rewards on the right hand side. People who wish to support me don't walk away empty handed. At all funding levels (except for the $5 level) you're buying a hardbound copy of the book. Some rewards are for the signed version, and some include a greeting card with the book. Or for the extravagant, I deliver the book and give a presentation on what this journey of mine has been like.

    YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE: Your credit card isn't charged unless I reach my project goal. Kickstarter won't send you spam emails and your credit card information is secure. I will provide email updates, but you can opt out of those. And if the goal is met, you gain a book - and my gratitude.

    I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE (KIND OF): If the project isn't funded in the 30 day time frame, I'm not charged anything. I've invested time and energy and money for an initial printing and supplies, and that's okay. I've gained experience.

    My heart, however, well, it might be a little sad. But I'll be okay in a while.

    WHERE TO FIND OUT MORE: Kickstarter has a list of frequently asked questions for backers. Find out more at Kickstarter Basics.

    HOW DO I ACCESS THE "TREES ARE MY MUSE" PROJECT?  Click HERE to access this project until March 12, 2018 at 5:14 MDT.