Thank You for accepting your Special Invitation to preview the new book 'Love & Hope in the NICU'.
You were selected to preview the book because of the wonderful work that you do in the NICU community.
Welcome, I am the author of 'Love & Hope in the NICU'. My son was born 11 weeks early and we spent 6 months in the NICU. Our life was turned upside down as it is with all NICU parents. It's been almost 5 years later for us and it has taken that long to heal and put the broken pieces of our life back together. But at the end of that journey came an incredible gift that I was not expecting...a book that I never set out to write. It's not your ordinary NICU story, it's just a small, gift size book for parents filled with some comforting words and inspiration to help them get through some of the toughest moments of their life. It's a quick reminder that through all of the pain that they are experiencing, what matters most is the Love & Hope they have for their life and their family. My book is not overwhelming and it's not a novel. It's less than 50 pages, easy to read and offers a bit of inspiration when parents need it most. Because it's what I needed during those days when all I could do was cry.
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Thank you so much for reviewing my book. If you would like to send me your comments please email me. I would love to know your thoughts and comments - I may even include them - with your permission - in the book review section that I will add before publishing.
My goal is to get this book into the hands of NICU parents everywhere. But I cannot do that by myself. I need the help of others in the NICU community which is why I am reaching out to you.
As many of you know it is expensive to publish a book and when you self-publish it's even more challenging. I have launched a campaign via Kickstarter which is one of the best and securist ways to accomplish this. I have set up a way for you to be a supporter of the book and be rewarded for your kindness.
Based on the level you select to help me, you will receive 1st edition copies of the book for you to give to the NICU parents that you support. In addition, your name will be listed in the book to recognize you as a special friend and supporter of the book. Every NICU family that receives a 1st Edition copy of the book will see your name and know just how special you are. You will also receive a Limited Edition signed print of a page in the book that will be perfect for framing so you can display it with pride in your office - a nice reminder of your gracious efforts to get this book into the hands of those that need it most.
One great thing about Kickstarter is that I can exceed my fundraising goal by any amount; and that is my goal. Because the more money you give, the more books I can publish which means more books available for NICU families to purchase online and hopefully in hospital gift shops everywhere.
The retail price for the book has not been set yet but it will be priced at around $15 per book. But when you become a supporter now you will receive your book copies first before they are available for sale to the general public. You can get your books directly into the hands of those NICU parents and families that you support first; and that is PRICELESS!
Please go to my secure kickstarter page now, click Back this Project and select the amount and reward that suits you and your NICU families best. Most credit cards and debit cards are accepted and the money will not be deducted from your account or credit card until March 9, 2012 regardless of the date you pledge your amount.
God bless you for all that you do in the NICU community and a HUGE THANK YOU! for taking the time to read my book, pedging any amount that you can and helping me spread the word.
My eternal thanks,
Cassandra R. Melhuish
NICU Journey - 6 months