Olivia Giangrande is creating books & calming jars
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Hello! My name is Olivia Giangrande. I have self-published my own book called “The Druid and the Wolf” and I wish to distribute copies myself. I also am planning on making calming jars for people with anxiety and panic disorder like myself; I will explain later what these are if you are not familiar.

Here is a little bit about my background. I’ve lived a pretty hard life, with my dad dying when I was age 10, but I’ve always wanted to be an author. I wrote my book and self-published it many times but I never made enough sales or royalties to consider myself a successful author. Down the road, it was taken off sale. As the years went by, I got married to my wonderful husband Michael, and we learned how hard life is and the struggles that go with it. In fact, in July of 2018, I was forced to live elsewhere due to some people not allowing me to live in the same place as my husband (we lost everything). Ever since, I’ve determined that I will do all that I can to make a living, save money and fight for my husband and I to live comfortably. He was able to snag a job as a security guard in Massachusetts, and I am down here in South Carolina being what I do best… an entrepreneur and author.

I tried 2 entry level jobs, but my brain is a bit slow in the environment of so called “real jobs” and I kept getting yelled at and with panic disorder that is a recipe for breakdown and disaster. I figure that I’d have better luck with this type of work, and it’s something I really love doing. So right now, I’m giving it my all. On the side I walk dogs and pet sit for my neighbors.

I want this to work out, and any help from you guys would help. Even just $1 from each of you would help a crazy amount. I’d appreciate it.

So, the plan is to buy as many copies of my book from the manufacturer as I possibly can and sell those to the public, then either use a portion of the royalties from the sold copies to buy more copies and sell those or use any patron donations to buy copies. I need a stock of book copies to fulfill orders of course, and at the rate I am going it would take a slow time to build up enough inventory to satisfy all the people who really want to purchase the book. With your help, that can change.

BOOK STORY SUMMARY:
"Long ago, shrouded by the mists of the Dark Age, there lived a clan of druid humans in Ancient Britannia. They practiced their magic and worshiped nature and God in peace. They resided in a province, or Kingdom, called Aerulis and the kings and queens rarely bothered them. The physicians of the druid clan often times had very spiritual connections with God, more so than the rest of the clan, and one day Tairek (the sole physician of the clan at the time of this story) receives a prophecy that foretells of a great white wolf with eyes the color green that will save the druid clan. They are confused because they have never been threatened by anyone or anything, at least not enough to do a remarkable amount of damage. Not long after, a patrol finds a white wolf pup and the clan raises her on goat's milk. One year passes, and everything seems peaceful still until a fire set by the King of Aerulis' soldiers ravages their camp. The whole druid clan is rounded up and for mysterious, unexplained reasons sentenced to death. The white wolf (who is discovered to be part dog) also known as Sascha is able to talk with Tairek using his spiritual connection and he tells her that she must save them, by learning how to fight in an elsewhere place. And with that, starts Sascha's journey to save the druid clan... to save her family."

As for calming jars, those are less complicated. They are similar to snow globes, except with no figurines and are in glass jars, and they have beads, confetti, glitter, water tinted with fun colors if wanted, and really anything you can imagine or request. When you are feeling anxious or bored, you can shake them around and focus on the slow moving particles in the water, and it helps you calm down or feel stimulated and entertained. I think it is a cute idea, and they’d be custom made to order, I’d sit down so to speak on messenger or email and show pics of the process and let the customer pick and choose what they want in their calming jar right from my supply of stuff. Currently I have no supplies whatsoever for it, but hopefully this patron can help make it possible to go out and set it up and begin taking orders.

I want to be successful,but not for the money alone, it’s what the money will do for me and my husband… This will allow us to be together again, to live happily together without fear and without starving, to raise children without worrying about money… And any extra money we don’t need made from book and jar profits is going to be donated or given to those that need it directly. We know what it’s like to struggle.

This is going to be a beautiful journey.
Tiers
Little Warrior
$1 or more per month
--- You will receive a Thank You note along with any book copy you order.


--- You will receive a newsletter every month from me, so pm me your email.

Wolf Warrior
$5 or more per month
--- You will receive a Thank You note along with any book copy you order.


--- You will receive a newsletter every month from me, so pm me your email.


--- You will be first to see new art of the book characters and are allowed to use the art as your profile picture and on any customizable profile.

Starry Howler
$50 or more per month
--- You will receive a Thank You note along with any book copy you order.


--- You will receive a newsletter every month from me, so pm me your email.


--- You will be first to see new art of the book characters and are allowed to use the art as your profile picture and on any customizable profile.


--- You will receive a traditional or digital drawing of your character/pet if you want. 

Wild Boi
$100 or more per month
--- You will receive a Thank You note along with any book copy you order.


--- You will receive a newsletter every month from me, so pm me your email.


--- You will be first to see new art of the book characters and are allowed to use the art as your profile picture and on any customizable profile.


--- You will receive a traditional or digital drawing of your character/pet if you want. 


--- You get a custom calming jar, any size, any color, any filling

Goals
$0 of $300 per month
This goal being met would insure that I can get the supplies for the calming jars and begin selling them.
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Hello! My name is Olivia Giangrande. I have self-published my own book called “The Druid and the Wolf” and I wish to distribute copies myself. I also am planning on making calming jars for people with anxiety and panic disorder like myself; I will explain later what these are if you are not familiar.

Here is a little bit about my background. I’ve lived a pretty hard life, with my dad dying when I was age 10, but I’ve always wanted to be an author. I wrote my book and self-published it many times but I never made enough sales or royalties to consider myself a successful author. Down the road, it was taken off sale. As the years went by, I got married to my wonderful husband Michael, and we learned how hard life is and the struggles that go with it. In fact, in July of 2018, I was forced to live elsewhere due to some people not allowing me to live in the same place as my husband (we lost everything). Ever since, I’ve determined that I will do all that I can to make a living, save money and fight for my husband and I to live comfortably. He was able to snag a job as a security guard in Massachusetts, and I am down here in South Carolina being what I do best… an entrepreneur and author.

I tried 2 entry level jobs, but my brain is a bit slow in the environment of so called “real jobs” and I kept getting yelled at and with panic disorder that is a recipe for breakdown and disaster. I figure that I’d have better luck with this type of work, and it’s something I really love doing. So right now, I’m giving it my all. On the side I walk dogs and pet sit for my neighbors.

I want this to work out, and any help from you guys would help. Even just $1 from each of you would help a crazy amount. I’d appreciate it.

So, the plan is to buy as many copies of my book from the manufacturer as I possibly can and sell those to the public, then either use a portion of the royalties from the sold copies to buy more copies and sell those or use any patron donations to buy copies. I need a stock of book copies to fulfill orders of course, and at the rate I am going it would take a slow time to build up enough inventory to satisfy all the people who really want to purchase the book. With your help, that can change.

BOOK STORY SUMMARY:
"Long ago, shrouded by the mists of the Dark Age, there lived a clan of druid humans in Ancient Britannia. They practiced their magic and worshiped nature and God in peace. They resided in a province, or Kingdom, called Aerulis and the kings and queens rarely bothered them. The physicians of the druid clan often times had very spiritual connections with God, more so than the rest of the clan, and one day Tairek (the sole physician of the clan at the time of this story) receives a prophecy that foretells of a great white wolf with eyes the color green that will save the druid clan. They are confused because they have never been threatened by anyone or anything, at least not enough to do a remarkable amount of damage. Not long after, a patrol finds a white wolf pup and the clan raises her on goat's milk. One year passes, and everything seems peaceful still until a fire set by the King of Aerulis' soldiers ravages their camp. The whole druid clan is rounded up and for mysterious, unexplained reasons sentenced to death. The white wolf (who is discovered to be part dog) also known as Sascha is able to talk with Tairek using his spiritual connection and he tells her that she must save them, by learning how to fight in an elsewhere place. And with that, starts Sascha's journey to save the druid clan... to save her family."

As for calming jars, those are less complicated. They are similar to snow globes, except with no figurines and are in glass jars, and they have beads, confetti, glitter, water tinted with fun colors if wanted, and really anything you can imagine or request. When you are feeling anxious or bored, you can shake them around and focus on the slow moving particles in the water, and it helps you calm down or feel stimulated and entertained. I think it is a cute idea, and they’d be custom made to order, I’d sit down so to speak on messenger or email and show pics of the process and let the customer pick and choose what they want in their calming jar right from my supply of stuff. Currently I have no supplies whatsoever for it, but hopefully this patron can help make it possible to go out and set it up and begin taking orders.

I want to be successful,but not for the money alone, it’s what the money will do for me and my husband… This will allow us to be together again, to live happily together without fear and without starving, to raise children without worrying about money… And any extra money we don’t need made from book and jar profits is going to be donated or given to those that need it directly. We know what it’s like to struggle.

This is going to be a beautiful journey.

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Tiers
Little Warrior
$1 or more per month
--- You will receive a Thank You note along with any book copy you order.


--- You will receive a newsletter every month from me, so pm me your email.

Wolf Warrior
$5 or more per month
--- You will receive a Thank You note along with any book copy you order.


--- You will receive a newsletter every month from me, so pm me your email.


--- You will be first to see new art of the book characters and are allowed to use the art as your profile picture and on any customizable profile.

Starry Howler
$50 or more per month
--- You will receive a Thank You note along with any book copy you order.


--- You will receive a newsletter every month from me, so pm me your email.


--- You will be first to see new art of the book characters and are allowed to use the art as your profile picture and on any customizable profile.


--- You will receive a traditional or digital drawing of your character/pet if you want. 

Wild Boi
$100 or more per month
--- You will receive a Thank You note along with any book copy you order.


--- You will receive a newsletter every month from me, so pm me your email.


--- You will be first to see new art of the book characters and are allowed to use the art as your profile picture and on any customizable profile.


--- You will receive a traditional or digital drawing of your character/pet if you want. 


--- You get a custom calming jar, any size, any color, any filling