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Dear Friends,Earlier this year I posted on FaceBook that I was almost done writing my first book, getting ready to upload it to CreateSpace. After considering my pro writer/editor sister Tracy’s feedback that it seemed like I was leaving out some of the juiciest stuff, I realized to my dismay that she was right, and that if I was serious about the project, I would have to set my shyness and self-consciousness aside. So I dove back in and started filling in the gaps.With little things.Things that I don’t talk about to most people.Like, well, the times I was visited by radiant and loving ET’s.And the conversation I had with Jesus that changed EVERYTHING.Like the things I learned about being an empath and how to take care of myself while deepening my relationship with my creativity.Like my evolving journey with suicidal urges, and strategies I discovered for allowing the intensity of these feelings to deepen my passionate commitment to life.And this was just a start.When I decided to share some of the stories about how my perspective formed for the intuitive work I do and the music I make, I embarked on a whole new journey. It has taken me a while to come back up for air. But this time when I put down the pen 120 additional pages later and shared the new manuscript with Tracy, her response came back: “polished gold”.I was about to hit the button again to publish with CreateSpace when I had a well-timed conversation with another friend and ally, Karen Stuth with Satiama.com . Karen has been in the business of publishing award-winning books and products that help us to expand consciousness. She has helped me to promote my music and reach a much broader audience than I ever would have by myself.During our conversation, she gave me super strong and well-researched advice to avoid CreateSpace, and gave me some suggestions for how to self-publish successfully. I realized that I wanted to hire her to help me get the book out to a wider audience, helping me to raise the necessary funds to print, market, organize book tours, get professional reviews, connect with major distribution channels, and all other kinds of things that I couldn’t do alone. All of this costs money; Karen's fees are only a small percentage of the budget. She's willing to wait until after funds are raised to get paid for much of her work; however I will need some help to raise the initial funds to get started working with her.Would you consider buying a book in advance of publishing?Quote from