A week gone, 25 more days to go…

First, and above all else, I want to thank all of you who have pledged so far.

Each of your contributions is essential, and I deeply appreciate your support of my work.

Thank You!

If you haven’t pledged yet, you can find the Kickstarter site here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1101472817/333-saints-a-life-of-scholarship-in-timbuktu-book

I also want to share some news.

I am regularly posting short entertaining/ informative posts on two of my websites:



Starting today I have begun a short series that is about the book-drafting process on http://kyoudaipress.wordpress.com/

The post you will find there is the first of what will be a three-part story.  Don’t worry.  It ends happily!  Last week I got my hardcover mock-up of the book’s (very close-to) final design.  It’s looking really great, and this perfectionist is actually satisfied with how it feels and flows!

I’m also really enjoying working with my two French translators.  They make an excellent team, and I’m learning nuances of the French language that I never knew before.

Thank you again, and spread the word!




Sample Tweet:

Check out this hauntingly beautiful photography book “333 Saints: a Life of Scholarship in Timbuktu” http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1101472817/333-saints-a-life-of-scholarship-in-timbuktu-book



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