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Help bring Amanda’s story to life

Hello, my name is Matt. I have recently stumbled upon a journal that my best friend started to write in before her death. She committed suicide in October 2009. 

Being a writer, I was instantly drawn to reading this story and nitpicking at it to learn more of the background. The story was brilliant. Both intelligently written and beautiful. The story has so much depth to be worked on and finished.

That’s where this comes in. Being able to get a book published takes a lot of work and time and doesn’t happen to just anybody. I want this book to be published no matter what, without the fuss of finding someone to put their faith in me and the story. I decided that I want to finish the story, in memory of her, something that will last forever, and publish it myself.

Self-publishing, not being cheap, does cost money. Quite a bit when it’s all added up. But being that this story is so powerful and moving, it has the ability to help people going through many different things in life: depression, suicidal thoughts, family issues, etc. Although this story isn’t finished, I see so much potential to create something amazingly brilliant.

I hope that some of you will embark on this journey with me and even if you can’t donate much, it’s the thought that counts. $1,300 is just an estimate with publishing costs, marketing costs, editing costs, etc., etc. Please watch the video I have posted to learn more about Amanda and her truly amazing story.

I do realize my ‘rewards’ aren’t luxurious or expensive, but I’m not a rich man and it’s the thought that matters.



"They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time"