Labor of Love, the Birth of my Book
To my beloved supporters,
After My Intimate Dance with Half Dome,
… with a book ...
From broken to bold, I'm thrilled to be writing a book about the miracles that aligned on Half Dome that day and my healing journey since. I’m creating this fundraising campaign to ask you, my community of support, to consider helping me in the birthing of this book, which is so eager to be born. (If you haven’t already clicked on the video above, please take 7 minutes to watch the Weather Channel Interview; unfortunately, the Weather Channel omitted my skull and 3 spine fractures from the clip.)
It has been quite the labor of love writing about my experience at Half Dome along with the years of rebuilding my life that have followed. I've reached a difficult stage of the book birthing process and seek your support. Your financial contribution will help me to get the guidance and consulting I need for the creation and editing of my book proposal and the ultimate publishing of my book.
As a student in the Hay House Online Writer’s Workshop, I have the honor of submitting a book proposal to the world-renowned publishing company, Hay House, for the chance to win a full publishing contract! My aim is to WIN!!! Being published by this well-respected, international publishing house would be an amazing delight, greatly supporting my professional dreams to travel the world sharing my story and to facilitate workshops around the topic of resilience.
And of course, if the stars don’t align with Hay House, I have every intention of submitting to other publishing houses or to go the self-publishing route. This book will be born.
I fully commit to you that the money will only be used specifically for the birth of my book. Even if your donation is a dollar, I really value your financial backing of my book writing and publishing process.
Many of you have been with me during my ongoing healing journey and I thank you for your loving, valuable contributions allowing my current state of being/living. Each of you have had an impact and I am honored to have you in my circle.
After several years of healing, I am now finding my footing as a Certified Life Coach and Intuitive Practitioner/Energy Healer.
Building a business and writing a book are quite an undertaking for anyone. But this may be especially true for me, given the emotional charge of writing about a life-altering experience that I am still attempting to fully grasp and integrate within myself - body, mind and spirit. Add to that sleep issues, spinal concerns and mild challenges in various areas of the body, brain and eyes and it can make normal day-to-day living a bit intense. Though I am doing remarkably well, I am still required to spend substantial time taking care of residual body/mind challenges.
The healing journey continues. And your support in this endeavor will significantly move my dreams forward.
For any amount you donate, I will sing your praises and forever hold you in my heart. If you’re reading this… you’re already there ;)
With heaps of gratitude and love,
Gina, a.k.a Tumble Xx
If this campaign has been passed on to you from a friend, relative, neighbor or colleague, let me introduce myself.
My name is Gina Bartiromo. About 7 years ago I tumbled 150+ ft down the side of Yosemite’s Half Dome while hiking with my dear friends, Vanessa Holz and Tricia and Peter Kelleher. This was an impactful, jarring experience for many of us, including Vanessa, Tricia and Peter, along with Rick Powell and Kiley Schmit and family and many others. The fact that my Yosemite rescuers, Jack Hoeflich, Jeff Pirog, Tim Lyons and Michael Michener and the rest of their commendable team risked their lives to save mine, and they put themselves at risk as their profession, astounds me and fills me with overwhelming gratitude for their dedication to such a dangerous and honorable life calling.
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On my way up with Vanessa; little did we know that, one hour later, the slab of rock behind me would save my life.
Vanessa and I at the top of Half Dome after the climb up.
Kiley (blue), Rick (red), Gina's feet to the right of Rick; my friends, Rick & Kiley's family and fellow hikers hovering to stay warm for 3 hours while waiting at the Sub Dome below.
Jack and Gina being airlifted to the meadow for the hospital helicopter
My heros: Jack Hoeflich, Rick Powell (Gina), Jeff Pirog, Tim Lyons
You can read/view my full story in a variety of formats at the links below.
~ “A Miracle on the Mountain” Self-Published in the Brain Injury Newsletter
~ Gina's Blog Site ... soon to be GinaBartiromo.com
~ You Tube Interview with author Rick Deutsch
I've been alerted that my gifts in exchange for your donation will create a tax consequence. I've chosen to remove them. Thank you for understanding. I'm happy to speak with you directly if you would like.
I write to you today with a heavy heart... I found out yesterday morning that I was not the winner of the publishing contest :'(
Astonishingly, the top prize was given to a person writing a book about crystals and the 2nd prize went to a book on the Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping). These are valuable topics and yet I'm shocked that Hay House is still wanting to publish new books on topics that have already been so heavily written about.
But the value of your donation is not lost! This process has helped me to write a powerful book proposal that includes one complete sample chapter, a detailed outline of each chapter of the book and a thorough business plan that I will be sending to other publishers soon. It's now just a matter of formulating the 36,000 words I wrote last year into the remaining structure of the book and finding the perfect publisher. This book WILL be born.
(Don't worry, I do realize that self-publishing is a possibility but that route requires money and quite a lot more self-promotion. At this point, getting a publisher is the route I aim for but self-publishing is not off the table.)
I so appreciate all of your emotional and financial support through this process. You are always in my heart.
With deep gratitude,
P.S. - I am suddenly finding myself needing to move again for the 8th time in 3.5 years. Please keep me in mind if you hear of any housing in the Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and surrounding areas (East Bay, California). Thank you!!
I think I can... I think I can... I think I can!
I'm amazed that this proposal has taken this much dedication and effort. 38ish pages for the book proposal... It's basically a business plan for the book. Geesh! I can't imagine what it's going to take to bust out the actual book!!!!!!!!
Sending a HUGE thank you out to all those who have donated to my labor of love and been supporting me through this endeavor.