Monday, October 17, 2011

Funding for the New Book Approaches 75 Percent -- With Your Help!

My illustrated limited edition story collection, Date of Disappearance, continues to gather support through its funding page at United States Artists. I'm astonished and grateful to watch the supporter base grow steadily each week.

Thanks to the folks at Ecotone Magazine, this week’s Patron Extraordinaire! perk goes out to TWO Date of Disappearance supporters!

ANONYMOUS #3 (pledged 10/6) and ALF will each receive a year’s subscription to Ecotone!

Congrats, Anonymous and ALF!

This week we enter the second half of the Date of Disappearance funding period. I’m extremely pleased to report that after climbing 7 percentage points last week alone, the project stands at just shy of 70 percent funded!

Thank you to all my project supporters for bringing the book to this point. I’m honored by your response.

And to remind those who may have considered supporting the project, but prefer not to pledge online, you can pledge by check using this helpful form.

Here’s to rounding the three-quarters bend soon!

The past few weeks have provided me the fun opportunity of sharing the things I find most enriching and inspiring. As a gesture of my continued gratitude, I’m sharing another local favorite this week. Anyone who has pledged in the time between this fundraiser’s launch and the close of next Saturday, October 22nd will be eligible to receive…

An attractive silver tin of loose-leaf tea: premium, organic, and handcrafted by Portland’s premiere teashop, Tea Chai Té, whose staff believes that “tea is a liquid hug for the soul.” I can tell you from personal experience, the product they serve proves it to be so! A cup of this stuff perfectly complements a quiet hour with a book.
PLEDGE BY: 11:59 p.m. PT, Saturday, Oct. 22nd

With $1,500 still to raise in the next 32 days, continued support is indispensable. I’d like to make it as easy as possible to share Date of Disappearance with others, so I’ve included below a basic message for tacking onto any Facebook link, pasting into an e-mail or onto a blog, or just adapting as you wish. Please use it freely with a simple copy and paste:
Looking to make a tax-deductible donation? Want to find a personal way to support the arts? I just did, by pitching in on a special project at one of America’s most prestigious arts organizations.

At the link below you can view a short video about Date of Disappearance, the illustrated limited edition book I’m supporting, and hear the author explain his vision for the project. Pledge any amount from $1 upward, or pledge $25 and receive an autographed copy of the book, plus additional perks. Due to the help of supporters like me, this project is almost 70 percent funded. But the fundraising period is limited, the clock is ticking, and if pledges fall short of the goal the project will receive no funds (and you will owe nothing).

Please consider joining me in supporting a dedicated young artist—and the arts in general. As Oscar Wilde once put it, “What we see, and how we see it, depends on the Arts that have influenced us.”   

With gratitude, and for the love of books,

Date of Disappearance Project Goal:
Amount Raised as of Today:
            $3,251 (or 68%!)
Remaining Amount to Raise:
Fundraising Days Remaining:

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Check out ten sneak-peek sentences from Date of Disappearance