SYBIL'S BRUNCHEON'S FIRST BOOK!!

$1,565 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 21 months

         

Well, Darlings!!.... Like an internet version of HELLO, DOLLY!, Mummy is "back where she belongs"!...

Yes, it's been a catastrophic month of a crashed computer, thousands (literally!) of lost stories and photos, and a "corrupted" external hard-drive which hadn't (unbeknownst to us!) saved and stored all of my archives when it was originally copied into it... that is until we needed to download it all and found that it RE-corrupted the newly purchased hard drive and RAM. To make a long story short, Mummie is going to go back to work on her book and her play, but I'm finding writing long-hand with a quill pen and parchment thwarting to the natural flow of my conversational style and thoughts...so!....

This is a naked appeal for you to go to your sofa, the lint trap in your dryer, or your 3rd grade piggy bank and toss Mummie some of your spare change. Although my MAC PRO is currently patched back together, I have been warned by the experts that its quasi-health is temporary. Being 6 1/2 years old (which translates to 72 HUMAN years!), another part of it could fail at any point!... we're on borrowed time here. So, here we are, limping along.....

After several years of performing in night clubs, on stage, and in television, I have decided to write my first book...a collection of memoirs, anecdotes, strange histories, funny biographies, and yes, even a recipe or two!.... I have been encouraged and even harangued by folks from all over the country to sit down and get it out!...on paper, that is!

And so, I am raising money to replace my computer, pay the bills to get the old memory retrieved properly, and to begin the expensive process of researching the publishing rights and/or royalties of the photographs which I often use in my writing. Needless to say, lawyers and the nice young people who fetch their espressos and croissants for them cost a fortune!...and we're hoping that most of the material we want to use will either be in the public domain or will be easily (and cheaply!) acquired. Once we have the rights to all (or most!) of the photos that we want to use, we will then be in a position to self-publish our book and/or offer it to established publishing houses. The tentative title is called "SCRAPS... memoirs and other clutter from Sybil Bruncheon".....either that or "Sybil Bruncheon Plays With Her Food!".... I'm open for suggestions!

           Our timeline on this project is "as quickly as possible"! We would like to start nailing down the rights for any and all visuals in the book since most of the book is actually already written...and (Thank Heaven, and my pal Arvyn!) retrieved from near-oblivion in a crashed hard-drive! If the process goes smoothly, our tentative printing date would be in the Fall of 2017....just in time for Holiday shopping! But first things first!!..

Fingers crossed!
                                                                       Xoxoxoxo, Sybil.
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Well, Darlings!!.... Like an internet version of HELLO, DOLLY!, Mummy is "back where she belongs"!...

Yes, it's been a catastrophic month of a crashed computer, thousands (literally!) of lost stories and photos, and a "corrupted" external hard-drive which hadn't (unbeknownst to us!) saved and stored all of my archives when it was originally copied into it... that is until we needed to download it all and found that it RE-corrupted the newly purchased hard drive and RAM. To make a long story short, Mummie is going to go back to work on her book and her play, but I'm finding writing long-hand with a quill pen and parchment thwarting to the natural flow of my conversational style and thoughts...so!....

This is a naked appeal for you to go to your sofa, the lint trap in your dryer, or your 3rd grade piggy bank and toss Mummie some of your spare change. Although my MAC PRO is currently patched back together, I have been warned by the experts that its quasi-health is temporary. Being 6 1/2 years old (which translates to 72 HUMAN years!), another part of it could fail at any point!... we're on borrowed time here. So, here we are, limping along.....

After several years of performing in night clubs, on stage, and in television, I have decided to write my first book...a collection of memoirs, anecdotes, strange histories, funny biographies, and yes, even a recipe or two!.... I have been encouraged and even harangued by folks from all over the country to sit down and get it out!...on paper, that is!

And so, I am raising money to replace my computer, pay the bills to get the old memory retrieved properly, and to begin the expensive process of researching the publishing rights and/or royalties of the photographs which I often use in my writing. Needless to say, lawyers and the nice young people who fetch their espressos and croissants for them cost a fortune!...and we're hoping that most of the material we want to use will either be in the public domain or will be easily (and cheaply!) acquired. Once we have the rights to all (or most!) of the photos that we want to use, we will then be in a position to self-publish our book and/or offer it to established publishing houses. The tentative title is called "SCRAPS... memoirs and other clutter from Sybil Bruncheon".....either that or "Sybil Bruncheon Plays With Her Food!".... I'm open for suggestions!

Our timeline on this project is "as quickly as possible"! We would like to start nailing down the rights for any and all visuals in the book since most of the book is actually already written...and (Thank Heaven, and my pal Arvyn!) retrieved from near-oblivion in a crashed hard-drive! If the process goes smoothly, our tentative printing date would be in the Fall of 2017....just in time for Holiday shopping! But first things first!!..

Fingers crossed! Xoxoxoxo, Sybil.
GUESS WHO!!!!!..... Mummy has some news!
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Facebook Friends!! An update on my Sybil Bruncheon book project!! I began the research and prep for the photo rights for my book project, investigating how to determine royalties for vintage photos and whether some of them might be in "the public domain". I was advised that I would need legal services from a lawyer who specialized in this field....Unfortunately, no sooner had I started to catalogue the particular photos that I wanted to use and the stories that went with them, my MAC PRO began to die...literally! Much of my archive was lost because of some issues with an obsolete version of Windows, and after over $800 in "computer doctor" fees and three more trips to Apple, my beloved little MAC is working at only about a C+ level. I'm puttering along still, writing and working on both my book and on the script for a show, as well as my daily posts and Birthday wishes. I'm sorry for the delays and compromised output, but I'm forging ahead for now.... please be patient, and I'm sending a big thank-you to those of you who contributed good wishes, energy, and start-up money to the Go-Fund-Me. Your generosity has not been forgotten!
Psssst! ...M'Lady! Your MAC crashed!
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Darlings!! Mummie has started the enormous process of researching the royalty rights for the vast number of photos for my first book!! …and the staff is lovely, though very large…and prone to constant snacking! I want to thank you for your generous help in mounting this project which I dreamt about last night. I dreamt was on the shore of ancient Troy! (can you imagine?!)… and it was very exotic! And I was a terribly beautiful, wise, and powerful goddess of some sort having lunch with Hera, Athena, Aphrodite…and… oh, some others… whatever. And I had managed to talk some terribly handsome men in very little clothing to make a giant, and I mean GIANT horse out of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches…and put it on shepherd casters!…so that it could roll very easily!… even at 200' high!! Now, isn't that a funny dream? I wonder what Dr. Jung would think of that!!! …anyway, our work is progressing, and I will keep you posted! Xoxoxoxo!!!
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$1,565 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 21 months
Created May 4, 2016
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$50
Jan Glazier
3 days ago

Happy Birthday from two people who love you!

$10
Gabriel Chassé
6 months ago

Wish it were more -

$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
KW
$25
Kate Watson
9 months ago

How lovely it would be to curl up with a little Sybil laughter ...

$35
Jan Glazier
9 months ago

Gotta round you up to $1300. at least.

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