23 Days to Go!
23 Days to go to reach $1000 to turn my Baha'i Inspired ebook for middle readers into print! We need all the help we can get! Lots of good rewards if you contribute - including free copies of the book and as well as the illustrations!
Description of Babysitter Blues:
Fourteen-year-old Evan feels like there's no tomorrow. He's trapped in an unending cycle of babysitting his much younger half-siblings while his mom juggles work and classes. His has little memory of his father, who died when he was young, and his mother has just divorced the stepfather to whom he had grown close. A gang of bullies at his school delights in tormenting him. But a sympathetic English teacher and a new friend, Nava, help him to see that sometimes what seems to be a hopeless situation really isn't. This story is inspired by the Baha'i Faith.
A great review by Nancy K. Knowles- "Great book for adults as well as the tweens. Have told many people about it. This is something that the world needs now. Love and compassion and learning that we all make mistakes but can rise above them and find something better like thinking of others first." Thanks Nancy!
I am so amazed that we've finally gotten this far with the kickstarter project for my book for middle readers-Babysitter Blues! I had hardly heard of Kickstarter, before my editor(at One Voice Press) suggested trying a kickstarter to raise funds in order to produce a print run of the book. I have learned so much through this process and am so grateful for the opportunity to learn!
I have a friend who recently bought and read the ebook, and let me know that she felt it was a good introduction to the Baha'i Faith within a storyline. She is not a Baha'i, so this was a very sweet comment and and it was nice to know that my story of a young boy who learns about some Baha'i spiritual concepts and makes peace with his own christian background, was meaningful to her!
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