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Old 02-27-2020, 07:35 AM   #1
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In April 2019, a fire at Enfield Distribution destroyed over 2500 copies of my children's books about Lake Winnipesaukee. I was not insured and fire wiped out my entire inventory of 3 out of my 4 books. The Winnipesaukee Adventure series had been selling well but this loss makes it impossible for me to reprint the books without your help.

I am trying to raise the money to reprint the books through pre-sales. If you contribute, I hope to ship books by mid-summer. More details are here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/r...te_edit=true#/

Please share with others who might be interested.

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Old 02-27-2020, 10:27 AM   #2
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Great series of books, we have all four and just ordered another set, one for home and one for the Lake
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Are these books for younger kids or older kids? Is it possible to see inside a copy?
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Also, is the Mansion book about the Kona Mansion?
They sound really interesting to me.
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I've been reading them to my now 5 & 7 year old boys for several years. They make great bedtime stories, not too long
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Are these books for younger kids or older kids? Is it possible to see inside a copy?
I always say they are for kids from 3 to 93! The detailed artwork is watercolor from Karel Hayes and captures the look and feel of the lake with real accuracy. The stories are centered around 3 kids and their grandmother plays a key role.

You can see some images on the FaceBook page - https://www.facebook.com/LakeWinniAdventuresBooks/

Thanks for your interest in the books!

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Old 02-28-2020, 05:55 AM   #7
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Also, is the Mansion book about the Kona Mansion?
They sound really interesting to me.
The Mansion is about the Stilson Hutchins house that was on Governor's Island. Built in 1885, Hutchins was the founder of the Washington Post and hosted many dignitaries over the years. The house fell into disrepair and was "haunted" in the '30s, finally burning in 1935.

The remains of the foundation are still in the woods, more toward the center of the island.

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Great series of books, we have all four and just ordered another set, one for home and one for the Lake
Thank You!

I have placed the order for the reprint of The Witches and hope to be able to get The Weirs ordered soon. Thanks for your support!

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I just ordered two for my 10-year-old granddaughter in Virginia.
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The owners of Enfield Distribution said that they had insurance to cover the loss, per this article: https://www.vnews.com/Canaan-company...-fire-24699593

Assuming that is so, wouldn't their insurance carrier be required to compensate you fully for the loss?

It shouldn't matter whether you were insured, so long as they were insured, correct?
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The owners of Enfield Distribution said that they had insurance to cover the loss, per this article: https://www.vnews.com/Canaan-company...-fire-24699593

Assuming that is so, wouldn't their insurance carrier be required to compensate you fully for the loss?

It shouldn't matter whether you were insured, so long as they were insured, correct?
The inventory of each author was not the property of Enfield and we were supposed to carry our own insurance. I didn't pick that up in the small print of my contract so . . . here we are. Live and learn, the hard way sometimes.

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Books look great, I just placed an order! (I'm somewhere between 3 and 93, I think!)
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New member of the WF.

These books look great and I'd like to order them for our lake house.

Can someone please direct where to order them?

Thanks in advance


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Yes. Just click on the website that the original poster(OP) has listed. Thatís how I ordered mine.
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I should have also added, welcome to the forum!
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