Hello I'm Bron Mitchell.
I am a full-time mother of 4. I am also an author, and a promoter of small & home businesses. In 2013 I had a table in Artists' Alley at Armageddon Expo in Melbourne to promote my home business (WAHM Bags) and to promote TeaPot Tales (an anthology of short fairy tales, of which I had one story published in). WAHM Bags also provided the official gifts that Armageddon gifted to their guests. The whole experience was a learning curve and I vowed to return in 2014 :)
After I returned home my family underwent some traumatic upheavals, including our fourth forced move in 4 years (due to a change in the landlord's personal circumstances). A few months ago life looked like it was getting better and so I booked 2 tables for Armageddon; my plan was to promote 4 anthologies this time (all containing some of my stories), as well as promoting my celebrity gift bags. I invited a few talented people to join me. Unfortunately another forced move (and a move into temporary accomodation) has drained my savings and will do so for a while longer yet. I've organised too much to cancel and other people are depending on me, so I thought I'd try the avenue of Crowdfunding (and some sales) as I am unable to raise the money time time through other avenues.
By helping me get to Armageddon to promote and sell my books and wahm bags you will be helping my family (and you will be helping me to help others too). Through WAHM Bags I promote small and home businesses and other creative peoples. And the anthologies contain stories from authors across the world.
I'm aiming to raise $1200, which will cover:
- The costs of having enough of our books to sell at the convention,
- gift bags and promotional show bags to be made,
- additional table and insurance costs,
- any promotional costs associated with the table,
- and to cover getting myself to the convention.
(It will NOT cover extras such as my children's travel or anything at the event that is NOT related to my table).
If more than $1200 is reached, I will also be able to order some prints and other promotional goodies, related to my books and bags to be created for sale. Monies raised through the table will be used to cover perks from the fundraiser. I will have a number of perks to offer. If none of them catch your fancy we can discuss a suitable alternative or the perks can be donated in your name to a school or organisation. Some perks will be available to pick up in person, at the event. Some will be available closer to the end of the year and may require postage (please keep this in mind when selecting perks). If you could help that would be brilliant. I will be eternally grateful and i will have hugs a plenty for anyone coming by my table at the event. Every $1 will help. :) Thank you.