Organized by: ParaBela's Bee LLC
I write under the name Stephen Michael and I especially enjoy writing poetry. The poem used in this crowdfunding project is one of my works, "Shall We Make Our Future" and is a story of love and sustainability. I hope you enjoy it. The rights for re-use have been granted so please feel free to use it, or share it with any and every one if you concur with its message! Email us and we'll be happy to send you a copy - donation or not! The pictures within this fundraising effort offer a taste of some of my poetry.
I have written a book of poetry which had just been published in both electronic and print-on-demand forms. I wish to use my first book as part of my fund raising drive efforts to complete a second book of poetry back in Brazil. I started the ParaBela's Bee Crowdrise drive in MAY 2014 although waited until publishing the book before completing the fundraising drive project, which is now finally ready on October 24th!
CrowdRise donors who donate to my fund raising drive will receive a version of the current book titled, “Moments” subtitled “Poetry Words & Works”. If you enjoy the book “Moments” please feel free to purchase additional print on demand or electronic versions of the book for family and friends. Or share your thoughts on the book with friends, family, or social media. Perhaps others may buy a copy of the book to support the project which will include performing humanitarian and charity works while in Brazil. Currently, I do not even have a Facebook account; although I am now coming up to speed on social media! The books are available on Amazon and CreateSpace. The poetry book, "Moments" is a collection of my poems and two songs. They are about a deep love story, romance, humanity, divinity, spirituality, and sustainability.
To go directly to the Createspace (an Amazon company and check out) site for the paperback book the link is: https://www.createspace.com/5037561
To go directly to the Amazon site for the Kindle ebook or paperback version of book the link is: http://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Michael/e/B00OTFXWK2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
OR to: http://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Michael/e/B00OTFXWK2/
A link on Amazon which also provides the book description and some Author information is: http://www.amazon.com/Moments-Poetry-Words-Stephen-Michael/dp/0990549518/ref=la_B00OTFXWK2_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1414279773&sr=1-1
This fund raising project is for returning to Minas Gerais Brazil for 6 months to live and completing a second book of poetry. Having lost everything in a business, I am very much a starving artist and will use these funds to live in Brazil while completing the second book. The drive name, ParaBela’s Bee is actually related too some of the poetry – the story. You might say this project involves finishing the mission, perhaps you could say it is to begin the mission. During the six months while in Brazil I will write poetry and some songs for a second book of poetry, and perform some humanitarian and charity work while in Brazil. Specifically within the State of Minas Gerais, a special place and people within Brazil.
I hope you enjoy my poetry, will consider supporting my mission, and bid you peace and prosperity in life and happiness. Thank you.
Donors endorsement rewards:
$15 or more - An Amazon Ebook copy of my recently completed first book of poetry titled, "Moments" subtitle "Poetry Words & Words" by Stephen Michael will be ordered and emailed to you from Amazon. Please advise on what type of Kindle device your Ebook should be delivered for: Kindle e-ink, Kindle Fire or Kindle for iOS (iPhone, iPad)
$35 or more - An Amazon Print On Demand (POD) hard-copy version sent via US Mail of my recently completed first book of poetry, "Moments" subtitled "Poetry Words & Works" by Stephen Michael will be ordered and delivered to you by US Mail. Donor will also receive monthly updates via email on the 6 month writing project in Brazil, including copies of some poems, for this new book of poetry project. POD book can only be shipped inside the US; although international donors will receive an Amazon Ebook version. International donor's, please advise on what type of Kindle device your Ebook should be delivered for: Kindle e-ink, Kindle Fire or Kindle for iOS (iPhone, iPad)
$100 or more - An Amazon Print On Demand (POD) hard-copy version, signed by author Stephen Michael, sent via US Mail of the recently completed first book of poetry, "Moments" subtitled "Poetry Words & Works". Donor will also receive monthly updates via email on the 6 month writing project in Brazil, including a preliminary version, sent via email, of the newly completed book of poetry. The signed POD book will be US Mailed to all US and International donors.
Our financing goal is very limited so we'll need to be very thrifty during our six (6) month time period within Brazil. While $9,240 is attempting to be raised, a portion of it will involve the ordering and shipping of rewards to generous donors. I will be able to rent a room with access to a kitchen and laundry facilities for about 350 dollars a month. I will walk or bike (plan on buying a used bike there) most of the time within the City of Belo Horizonte and will use buses to travel outside the city to the country to sometimes write on the weekends. Using thrift, one can eat inexpensively within Brazil.
Cost plan for six months (6) months in Brazil in dollars: visa - 210; ticket - 1476; room - 2092; food - 1258; living costs - 980; used bike - 250; bus fares - 250. A total of $6,516. The remaining of the goal of $9,240 will be used to purchase, package and ship donor gifts and the cost of the drive itself.