Cherry Hill, NJ, November 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Lisa R. Cohen, CEO of Sparkle Press, noted speech-language and cognitive therapist, brain injury rehabilitation specialist – and author, has turned to Kickstarter.com to raise funds for the production, marketing and distribution of her first book, "Grace is Born."
"Grace is Born" is a beautifully illustrated poetic parable written for “sages of all ages, wearing the face of every race, talking the tongue of everyone." "Grace is Born" guides us to take each other's hands and promises us that “together we will far surpass the stance of survival and become enraptured in the dance of revival.”
“When my patients are provided with ongoing opportunities to share their stories and be of service to others,” shares Cohen, “they experience accelerated healing. I asked myself…if seriously ill and traumatized people can experience healing when they help others, why can’t the rest of us follow their lead?”
Grace is Born, a literal labor of love, was born from Cohen’s own spiritual, emotional and physical healing journey. She did not make the journey alone. Along for the adventure were Judith Joseph, an internationally celebrated artist whose paintings dance with spirituality; and Lisa Kaczer, extraordinary graphic designer. Together, working from Joseph’s original painting, Grace is Born’s cover and interior pages came vividly to life.
In June of 2013, Sparkle Press, LLC was established to parent "Grace is Born" and derivative work. The Sparkle Press team has invested thousands of combined hours researching, writing, collaborating, posting, chatting, tweeting, attending conferences, workshops and networking in preparation for the 2014 Spring delivery of "Grace is Born."
As a therapist, Cohen truly understands the importance of accessibility and strives to ensure that her message of healing can be “read by the sighted, felt by the blind, and experienced by the deaf,” hence, funds received from backers on Kickstarter.com will ensure delivery of "Grace is Born" in accessible formats including: hardback, Ebook, Braille and American Sign Language (ASL) video.
To date, Sparkle Press, LLC has invested in excess of $22,000 to bring "Grace is Born" to life. Their Kickstarter goal is to raise an additional $22,000 in the next 27 days to fund the production, marketing and distribution of Grace is Born in accessible formats. If the goal is not reached by the end of the 27-day window, all pledges are cancelled and the project will not be funded.
Visitors to the "Grace Is Born" Kickstarter.com page have the opportunity to purchase the book, artwork from the book, tickets to the Premiere Launch Party and more. Each backer will receive an invitation to join “InSparkle Compassion” on Facebook, hosted by Cohen.
“InSparkle Compassion” is a hub for "Guardians of Light" - do-gooders, teachers artists, humanitarians, friends, angels and more - to gather and channel universal love,” says Cohen. “Together we will explore and identify community needs, provide and accept support and celebrate stories of compassion.”
“The ability to spread the word quickly online to tens of thousands of people across the world is invaluable, says Cohen. “'Grace is Born' has a universal appeal and carries a message that transcends boundaries – something that we hope potential funders embrace.”
To learn more about "Grace is Born," readers can visit the project's page on Kickstarter here: