A book from the heart in Colorado

$5,510 of $19.5k goal

Raised by 12 people in 23 months
Rachael Oakes-Ash  Avalon, NSW
Have you ever had a life defining moment that cut your life into before and after? 

Ever had that moment when everything became so blatantly clear and then realised it had been clear all along, it's just that your eyes were permanently closed?

I am an Australian published author and journalist  going to Colorado to write a book inspired by the recent death of my mother, a book to change my world and the world of those who read it. You are invited to be part of the journey. 
How your investment can benefit YOU

My ski blog Snowsbest.com  is the leading independent snow travel blog in Australia with an engaged social media community that reaches up to 200 000 people (#justsaying). 

I am offering individual donors and business investors some promotional opportunities within my network in exchange for supporting my new book project.  

You can invest anonymously or with your name and you can do a "one off no questions ask donation" or you can choose from a reward package outlined below. 
Why will this book be a success?

Some people have a time, some books have a time, this is that time.

I've written two books before (see below), both published with Random House and contributed to four anthologies so I understand the publishing world.
Without giving too much away about my new book concept, that commercial confidentiality thing again, I can give you testimonials from two of the chosen few lucky enough to confidentially view the book proposal and sample chapters.
What will the funds be used for?

Writing takes time. Good writing takes full dedicated time and time, as we know, takes money.

The book concept needs to be written while on the ground in Colorado which means leaving my home in Sydney and heading to the USA. The concept is also time dependent which is why I need to go this year.

While I cannot reveal much about the book concept now due to commercial confidentiality, I can tell you that my book proposal is currently in the hands of New York agents in the hope of securing a book deal soon.

But like writing, securing a book deal can take up to six months and then longer to see any money. However I need to start the writing process soon due to the time dependency of the concept and that means letting go of the majority of my income streams to do that.

I need to subsidise my reduced income for at least three months in order to get it done. I can't work in America as I don't have a green card and then there's that dubious exchange rate we really don't like to talk about. Losing almost thirty cents to every dollar really does sting.

The good news is I'm not asking for money for jam, I am offering some legitimate business opportunity exchanges in return. 

Why help me?

I am a giver. A connector. It's in my nature, I got it from my mother. But when it comes to giving to me, well, you understand. I suck at it.

So here I stand, 100% me as I am, crowdfunding for myself.

It is my lesson in receiving.
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$5,510 of $19.5k goal

Raised by 12 people in 23 months
Created April 14, 2015
Rachael Oakes-Ash  
$1,000
Anonymous
22 months ago
WJ
$250
Wild Nature Jussy
23 months ago

For the Joy. Xx

SB
$100
Sonja Bollnow
23 months ago

Having been so inspired and moved by the chapters I was allowed to read already, wow, I can hardly wait to receive the whole book! You are a phenomenal storyteller. It's your greatest gift to this world. You are a true inspiration and this book will touch thousands exactly where it's written from: the heart! How powerful!! You go girl. Joy is with you! Much love, Sonja

FD
$2,000
Fiona Dennis
23 months ago

Thank you for agreeing to speak at Mount Hotham Race Squad's lunch on July 10 this year. See you in Hotham!

SW
$25
Shonagh walker
23 months ago

Sorry it's not more darling. I will add more when I move out of Struggle Street x x

$1,500
Anonymous
23 months ago
JT
$250
Jane Tyler
23 months ago

Wishing you much success on this journey Must always support those that write from the heart Steve &Jane

DL
$50
Dani L
23 months ago
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Good luck Rach! Can't wait to read the book. Xx

KM
$50
Kim Morris
23 months ago
1
1

Good luck - standing in line for my copy of the book!!!!

CS
$250
Catherine Stace
23 months ago
1
1

I'll back you all the way the way Rachael, you are a bad ass talent and the most wonderful person. Good on you. Look forward to your book launch and maybe stopping by Colarado to say hi. Love Cath

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