In the Shadow of Mr. Lincoln

You've heard me talk about "The Book" for years. Now it's time to publish it!

Covenant Books has made me an offer. They'll publish and market In the Shadow of Mr. Lincoln, but the process requires an initial investment. That's where you come in!

The money I raise with this gofundme campaign will go toward publishing the book and hosting the launch party, which will be held in Lower Macungie, PA, in summer or fall of 2018.

What makes In the Shadow of Mr. Lincoln worthy of publication? It is a Young Adult historical novel that explores friendship, love, family, duty, and individuality. The story takes place in the 1860s, but these are themes faced by every young person as they navigate the ocean between childhood and adulthood. I'm excited to share this story with this generation of young people!

I appreciate your help, and I can't wait to share my finished book with you, too! Thanks to a generous, anonymous donor, any donation over $25 will be matched! That  will help us reach the goal more quickly, but every bit helps.

Thank you!


 See top
  • Sarah Phillips 
    • $55 
    • 29 mos
  • Teresa Velardi 
    • $25 
    • 33 mos
  • Matching Donation 
    • $25 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Matching Donation 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
See all


Melissa Zabower 
Scranton, PA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more