Words for a life

by alylonna in Scotland

We did it
On 12th October 2015 we successfully raised £490 with 16 supporters in 42 days

Funding a life-saving surgery for my dog in return for unique, once in a lifetime literary opportunities.

by alylonna in Scotland

Project aim

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Funding a life-saving surgery for my dog in return for unique, once in a lifetime literary opportunities.

About the project

I am Amazon best-selling author Rivka Spicer and this is one of my family dogs, a long-haired miniature dachshund called Anna, affectionately known as Anna Banan. I watched her be born and take her first breaths in this world. I've loved her for nearly eight years and watched again with pride as she has brought her own puppies into being, as in the pictures above and below.

She's pack. As much family to me as my brothers and sister. Her puppies are pack too - some of them still live with us. We're not breeders; we're just dog lovers.

On 30/08/15 Ana was rushed to the specialist Fitzpatrick veterinary hospital in Surrey having lost the ability to stand. Investigation showed that she had a massively prolapsed disk in her spine and if they didn't operate she would have to be put down. 

There was no question. She had to have the operation. We couldn't lose her when the means to save her was close at hand.

The issue is that the bill for saving her is currently estimated at a staggering £5,000, with every possibility that this figure may increase.

In order to raise money to cover these bills, I've teamed up with fellow Amazon Bestselling author Ivory Quinn to offer some unique opportunities for book and animal lovers!

In addition to receiving personalised notes and cards, you could also receive an e-book by the authors that will never be published elsewhere. There will be opportunities to name characters, receive dedications, make guest appearances on our blog and appear in the acknowledgements sections of upcoming books.

To see our work, you can follow these links:

Rivka Spicer

Ivory Quinn

 

UPDATE 06/09/15:

Banan is home! Five days after the surgery she's still learning how to walk again, as seen in the new video added above. Even though she's struggling, she's wagging her tail like the beautiful, sweet-natured pup she is :)

I've also taken the opportunity to shuffle around the Rewards to add in some for those who aren't into books.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£6 or more

3 of 50 claimed

£6 Reward

A Christmas card and acknowledgement in an upcoming book from your choice of author - Rivka Spicer or Ivory Quinn

£7 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£7 Reward

A pair of handmade earrings

£12 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£12 Reward

A digital copy of the novella written especially for this project A digital Advanced Reader Copy of "A Kiss from the Grave" by Rivka Spicer, due to be published October 31st 2015. An acknowledgement in an upcoming book.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

A digital copy of the novella written especially for this project Digital copies of The Masquerade Series and The Last Ancient Series books by Rivka Spicer (6 books) An acknowledgement in an upcoming book by Rivka

£15 or more

£15 Reward

A digital copy of the novella written especially for this project Digital copies of The Darkness Falls Series and The Sessions novellas by Ivory Quinn (4 books, 4 novellas) An acknowledgement in an upcoming book by Ivory Quinn

£20 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£20 Reward

A digital copy of the novella written especially for this project The chance to name a secondary character in an upcoming novel by the author of your choice (Rivka or Ivory) A dedication in the book to your choice of person.

£25 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£25 Reward

A hand felted child's toy in the style of the elephant in the images. Other animals can be discussed.

£25 or more

0 of 3 claimed

£25 Reward

4 strips of hand smocked dragonscale fabric, 30cm x 4cm, suitable for costuming or cosplay (Daenerys from Game of Thrones). Each strip takes approximately 5 hours to do, from marking to stitching,

£30 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£30 Reward

A personal critique of your manuscript up to 30,000 words, which will include structural and developmental suggestions.

£30 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£30 Reward

A hand-felted scarf made of pure merino wool (some with silk or mohair embellishment)

£50 or more

£50 Reward

A digital copy of the novella written for this project. Digital copies of the entire back catalogue to date of both authors (13 novels, 6 novellas) A digital ARC of A Kiss from the Grave An acknowledgement in an upcoming novel by both authors

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

A digital copy of the novella written for this project The chance to name a main character in an upcoming book by either Rivka or Ivory (limitations apply - must be a 'sensible' name) The opportunity to be featured on the authors' blog in an interview with the authors A 10 minute Skype call from one or other of the authors

£50 or more

3 of 20 claimed

£50 Reward

A personal critique of your manuscript up to 50,000 words, which will include structural notes and development ideas.

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

An hour long one to one felting lesson, in person if living in the Scottish Highlands or via Skype for the rest of the world.

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