Moon Mermaid and the Pirates Book

$1,555 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 10 months
Moon Mere  MESA, AZ
Hello, my name is Moon Mermaid! I am a year round professional mermaid, often spotted swimming in the warm sunny pools of Arizona. I have been entertaining for over 14 years and have worked very hard to make a life of spreading magic and inspiring imaginations! Last year I put out my very first children's book, "Moon Mermaid and the Treasure of Friendship". It was a tough project and I had never done anything quiet like it before. It took a couple of years of shooting with multiple photographers at many different locations. I faced lots of obstacles and the book cost me over $10,000. by the time it was completed. (Ouch!) It was a rocky adventure but in the end a successful one.  I have been able to read my book to children at museums, bookstores, children's birthday parties, festivals, conventions, special events, and more! The book has been a hit with all ages and I am ready to begin my next adventure with you all!

 As many of you know I travel onto land with my trusty pirate friends! Children ask me all the time, how did you meet them? Are they scary? What kinds of things do pirates do? Where do they live? How do they get you onto land? Do they really have treasure?! Well, in my new story many of those secrets will be revealed as you join me on a swashbuckling adventure to the mysterious pirate island! 

 The new book will be shot by lead photographer Cheshire Visions Photography, and we have teamed up with some wonderful graphics artists and editing team to make this a unique and enchanting new book of art! The book will be actual photos taken of my pirate friends and I above and underwater at several locations. The book will be between 30-50 pages, of colorful images in an 8.5x8.5 paperback book! My goal, with your help, is to have the new book by October of this year! (The pirates insisted we have it out in time for Halloween events of course!) That means we have to have it all ready to print by August! We will have several photoshoots and we are starting them April-June, then the book goes into the writiing and editing process June-August, and then sent to print to be received by October! 
  Previously, I took on almost the entire debt of my first book and it took a few years to be able to complete, yet I succeeded in getting it printed and it was successful, in fact we sold out at the book release party on our first print run! Though the end results were successful I can't afford to do it that way again.
 This book will be shot very different than the first and has been strategically planned to go as smoothly and as cost effective as possible all while still being self published. I have carefully chosen local artists and well known local entertainers to be a part of this magical creative project and we have developed a strict timeline and budget plan to create the most fin~tastic book ever! Your contributions will help to cover the costs of printing, editing, the photographers fees, (any fines the pirates may aquire), use of underwater equipment, production, props, layout design, locations, graphic design, cover design, shipping and other unforseen costs (again traveling with pirates, you never know what could happen!). 
 
AYE!!!!!!!! Rew~ARRRR~ds! I want to say thank you for your help in creating and supporting this great project so I have put together many great rewards levels I hope you will enjoy!

 Thank you so much for your support, now let's make some dreams come true!
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5 months ago
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Hello fishy friends! As many of you know it has been a VERY busy summer for my pirate friends and I, our adventures are slowing down as the end of summer approaches and we are capturing more images for our book as quickly as possible. We've had a few issues that have slowed us down including schedules and the camera breaking at one point this year but that is repaired and we are back on track! Whew!!! We now have the underwater housing needed to capture our underwater shots and coming near to getting all of the shots completed but we need a lot of help now from all of our friends to help with the costs for the cover design, layout, editing, photography costs, graphic design costs and of course printing. I have created many great rewards levels that I hope you will all enjoy! If there is a reward not listed here that you would like, feel free to ask I am happy to make a custom rewards level! Thank you to all of you that are helping spread the word and are continuing to share my updates! I am so excited to be able to share a new adventure with you!
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9 months ago
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Hello fishy friends and swashbucklers! I have just added a behind the scenes video of our first shoot capturing some of our adventures filming for the new book! I hope you will enjoy the sneak peek! Now back to work for this busy mermaid! Thank you for your support, donations, and sharing of this special "tail"!
Behind the scenes filming the new book!
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$1,555 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 12 people in 10 months
Created April 5, 2016
$10
Guppy Level
The Guppy Level you will receive a thank you message from Moon! (Every little bit helps!)
$15
Landlubbers
The Landlubbers Level you will receive a handwritten thank you letter from Moon!
$25
Sea Legs Level
The Sea Legs level, you will receive a thank you message from Moon, and a beautiful, fin~tastic photo print!
$35
Ahoy Level
Ahoy Level you will receive 1 autographed copy of Moon's first book "Moon Mermaid and the Treasure of Friendship" and 1 8x10 Glossy Moon Mermaid Photo Print
$50
Jolly Roger
You will receive a thank you message from Moon, 1 glossy photo print, a glossy MM photo magnet, and a copy of "Moon Mermaid & the Treasure of Friendship" book!
$65
Captain's Level
4 of 5 left
Captain's Level you will receive a thank you message from Moon, 2 fin~tastic photo prints, a beautiful glossy MM photo magnet, and a copy of the new book!
$85
Blue Beard's
4 of 5 left
Blue Beard's Level you will receive a thank you message from Moon, 3 fin~tastic photo prints, a beautiful glossy MM photo magnet, and a copy of the new book!
$125
Aqua Level
4 of 5 left
For the Aqua Level you will we receive a stunning 12x18 "Moon Mermaid Gazing" professional metallic canvas art print.
$150
Plank's Level
10 of 10 left
Plank's Level you will receive the Blue Beard's Level plus a copy of Moon's first book "Moon Mermaid and the Treasure of Friendship"!
$200
Redcap's Level
5 of 5 left
Redcap's Level you will receive the Plank's Level, and your choice of an acrylic "Mermaid"(in pink, blue, or purple) or "Pirate"(in black) plaque necklace.
$250
Magic Level
For the Magic Level you will receive the entire Plank Level as well as a live online story time reading with Moon Mermaid just for you!
$300
Mermaid Level
For the Mermaid level you will receive your very own Fin Fun Mermaid Tail in the color of your choice and a surprise matching gift from Moon just for you!
$500
Treasure Level
3 of 3 left
Party! Moon and 1 of her Pirate friends will come to your child's birthday party and give your child a copy of both of Moon's books! (For PHX residents only.)
$1,000
Pirate's Level
3 of 3 left
You will receive the Redcap's Level as well as a personalized, downloadable reading of both of Moon's books for your child to watch again and again!
$1,500
Moon's Level
3 of 3 left
You will have your own pro photoshoot with Moon and receive 10 edited high resolution images! (Some restrictions apply, must be in Arizona for the shoot)
$125
Nicole Tatlow
1 month ago

Finally making a donation...sorry it took so long. This is from me, Michael, and the two mermaids living with us, Mikaela and Kristyn. Good luck with your second book and let me know if I can help with anything!

HS
$50
heather struk
1 month ago

hi, my grandson is in love with you. Everyday he talks about moving to arizona so that he can live with moon mermaid.. he is 6 years old and would love to have a letter written from you to him... His name is Gabe.. As i write this i am looking at a letter he wrote to you that he wants me to mail. Since we live in Ohio it will be awhile before he meets you... best regards and good luck to you with your second book.

$10
Cristina Hernandez
4 months ago

I really wish I could help more hun. But I already shared it on Facebook and if I can share it on Twitter, Tumblr or anywhere else I will.

$100
Mermaid Shannon of NC
4 months ago

The world needs as much positive magic as it can get. Congrats on book two!

$35
Mitzi Shearer
5 months ago

Hope this little bit helps some, Moon! I love you to the moon and back!!

$1,000
Anonymous
5 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$25
Tamara Omobono
7 months ago

Best of luck on your book.

LS
$25
Layla Sullivan
8 months ago
$65
Janty Chattaw
8 months ago
$35
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10 months ago
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