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David H Sanders

Archive for November, 2011

My IndieGoGo buddies are awesome!

As a first step in fulfilling IndieGoGo perks, I’m posting personal thank-you shout-outs here and at IndieGoGo.com/Busara-Road. Of my 35 wonderful (and did I mention awesome?) funders, eight requested anonymity.

So here’s the honor roll of all you generous souls, in random order:

Janet Filante
Tom Moore
Don Ron
Mark Lyons
Steven Powell
Heidi Lewis
Alison Abdu
Jeanne Barron
David Wells
Priscilla Alvarado
John and Cathy Sanders
Tom Kecskemethy
Joe Canuso
Michael and Pam Sanders
Erin Sanders
Justin Sanders
Rob Sanders
Louis Greenstein
Denise Larrabee
Ann de Forest
Lucy Erdelac
Robert D’Zuro and Kate Sullivan
Douglas Gordon
Debra Schiff
Leslie Robinson
Carol & Jake Peterson

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(If I got anyone’s name wrong, or missed anyone, please let me know so I can fix it.)

 Thank you, all!


Down to the wire with IndieGoGo!

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I’m posting this just hours away from my IndieGoGo deadline, and I’m thrilled to have met my goal – thank you, thank you, one and all! Keep spreading the word, too – even after the deadline, information about my novel and the Kenya trip will be on the site HERE:

My new Kenya plans are finally coming together. Here’s the latest:

I leave for Nairobi on Dec. 6, and through a freelance writing job (thank you, Nancy!) I’ve met Chris Steele with USAID in Nairobi who VERY kindly is providing me with transportation and a place to stay while there (the profile I wrote about him is HERE). Speaking of the kindness of strangers, Eden Grace with the Kisumu office of Friends United Meeting will meet me at the airport on Dec. 8, host me in her home, and drive me out to Kaimosi on the 9th! Extraordinary generosity. And Ann Riggs, principal of the Friends Theological College, has very warmly welcomed me to stay a full three weeks at Kaimosi Mission until I return to the U.S. at the end of the year. Thank you, all!

Other news, I’ve made contact with Bill Kahora, editor of Kenya’s main arts journal, Kwani?, and director of the Kenya writing program I was supposed to attend, and I’m hoping to meet with him and other Kenyan writers while I’m in Nairobi. I’ve also offered to write about Friends work at Kaimosi for U.S. publications, and have been in touch with the editors of Friends Journal and Quaker Life, so something may come of that.

And last, but certainly not least, amid all this craziness I’ve kept plugging away at the novel, and I’m on track to hand over the final five (rough) chapters of Busara Road to my writers group before I leave. Wahoo!