The Wild Side: True Story of Hope for Life after Addiction

By Janet Balcombe

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The Wild Side: True Story Of Hope For Life After Addiction

Project 2016-08-23 11:59:12 +1200

People all around us are struggling with addiction, hopelessness and pain, and some are even giving up the fight. Help bring hope to those struggling to be set free from meth and alcohol addictions by helping print and market 'The Wild Side'. 

This true story from the NZ underbelly is really helping people find hope and healing with Jesus Christ, but we need to take it to the next level... hardly anyone knows about it out in the real world. To get this book printed and distributed into secular bookstores nationwide, and also make the book available free or at low-cost to rehabs, detox's and prisons - we need your help!

This kick-ass modern day survival story was previously published under the title, Take a Walk on the Wild Side, and was a finalist in the Ashton Wylie Literary Awards in 2015.

I have funded it myself so far mostly (and with the help of a handful of sponsors from time to time) doing small print runs - giving many of the books away to needy people and selling the rest at wholesale to Christian stores, which barely covers costs. Take a Walk on the Wild Side is now out of print and is being replaced by the improved edition titled, The Wild Side, which has a new cover, larger text font, and a colour photo gallery. 

To take it to the next level and bring hope to more people, I am printing 2000 copies ($7,235) - and employing a publicist (Lighthouse PR - $1,500) and distributor (Greene Phoenix Marketing) to supply these books to bookstores nationwide. Our publicist is booked to start promoting The Wild Side in February 2016 and we are preparing now to have stock in stores ready for when people see the promotions on TV and in the print media.

By contributing, you are helping to bring real hope to those who need it most. I take no share of any profit from book sales, but instead sows it back into printing more books and donating copies to prisons.

"A very raw and human story of redemption. A must-read for anyone caught in addiction and for those already healed. Very well written, wonderfully descriptive with a distinctive Kiwi toughness and humor." Keely Tapia (Amazon)

"This book has the power to change a generation with the anointing on it." Sally Strathdee (reader & pledger)

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Pledgers 31

Janet Balcombe
2016-09-26 11:57:30 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2016-09-26 10:13:26 +1300
David Laumatia
2016-09-26 09:14:20 +1300

"I believe God will use this book to change lives. Go Janet!"

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-26 08:03:58 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2016-09-25 19:10:27 +1300
Andrew Stroud
2016-09-25 18:38:36 +1300

"Well done on getting your story down Jannet. I hope to do the same at some stage. "

Janet Balcombe
2016-09-25 13:53:27 +1300

"Thank you George & Etha Taylor from The Corner Store in Ruawai xx the best little nursery in the West!"

John Phin
2016-09-24 21:47:55 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-09-24 18:42:59 +1200

"Amazing and brave story Janet. I pray that this story will touch, guide and give hope to many."

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-24 16:22:13 +1200

"Thank you Jan for allowing God to use you to spread this message of hope, love and the restoring power of God"

Janet Balcombe
2016-09-21 12:38:37 +1200

"Thank you Jan Smith for your very generous donation! xx"

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-20 20:27:33 +1200

"Thank you Ararua Community Church x"

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-20 07:57:38 +1200
Chris Runciman
2016-09-19 17:55:24 +1200
Janet Balcombe
2016-09-19 09:53:25 +1200

"Thanks to Peter & Karen and Ray & Loma"

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-19 09:47:51 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-09-16 16:03:09 +1200
Janet Balcombe
2016-09-16 14:24:27 +1200

"Great job, from Peter & Karen"

David Laumatia
2016-09-15 21:32:18 +1200

"People can debate the existence of God, but the powerful testimony and transformation of a life that glorifies God is hard to deny. "

Sandra Kinney
2016-09-15 16:17:00 +1200

"I totally support this campaign- the book shows the reality of drug addiction."

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-14 21:02:56 +1200
Sally Strathdee
2016-09-14 19:52:50 +1200

"This book has the potential to change a generation through the anointing it has on it. "

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-14 10:18:00 +1200
Gail Coe
2016-09-13 17:48:10 +1200

"I am thrilled to support something that brings the hope and love of Jesus Christ to those that have not yet found Him"

bronwyn holt
2016-09-12 23:23:18 +1200

"This campain is a worthwhile cause as it will help people to be restored."

Monique Clark
2016-09-09 00:24:49 +1200

"The enemy comes to divide and destroy but Christ came to bring life, love a future and a hope no matter what you've done! John 10:10 KJV"

Kathryn Carey
2016-09-07 21:02:10 +1200

":)"

alan jackson
2016-08-29 16:33:30 +1200
Sharyn
2016-08-27 07:53:08 +1200
Justin St. Vincent
2016-08-26 19:17:13 +1200

"THANK YOU!! for this wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel with the most needy in NZ. May God continue to bless your books and writing."

Followers

Followers of The Wild Side: True Story of Hope for Life after Addiction

The Wild Side: True Story Of Hope For Life After Addiction

Project 2016-08-23 11:59:12 +1200

People all around us are struggling with addiction, hopelessness and pain, and some are even giving up the fight. Help bring hope to those struggling to be set free from meth and alcohol addictions by helping print and market 'The Wild Side'. 

This true story from the NZ underbelly is really helping people find hope and healing with Jesus Christ, but we need to take it to the next level... hardly anyone knows about it out in the real world. To get this book printed and distributed into secular bookstores nationwide, and also make the book available free or at low-cost to rehabs, detox's and prisons - we need your help!

This kick-ass modern day survival story was previously published under the title, Take a Walk on the Wild Side, and was a finalist in the Ashton Wylie Literary Awards in 2015.

I have funded it myself so far mostly (and with the help of a handful of sponsors from time to time) doing small print runs - giving many of the books away to needy people and selling the rest at wholesale to Christian stores, which barely covers costs. Take a Walk on the Wild Side is now out of print and is being replaced by the improved edition titled, The Wild Side, which has a new cover, larger text font, and a colour photo gallery. 

To take it to the next level and bring hope to more people, I am printing 2000 copies ($7,235) - and employing a publicist (Lighthouse PR - $1,500) and distributor (Greene Phoenix Marketing) to supply these books to bookstores nationwide. Our publicist is booked to start promoting The Wild Side in February 2016 and we are preparing now to have stock in stores ready for when people see the promotions on TV and in the print media.

By contributing, you are helping to bring real hope to those who need it most. I take no share of any profit from book sales, but instead sows it back into printing more books and donating copies to prisons.

"A very raw and human story of redemption. A must-read for anyone caught in addiction and for those already healed. Very well written, wonderfully descriptive with a distinctive Kiwi toughness and humor." Keely Tapia (Amazon)

"This book has the power to change a generation with the anointing on it." Sally Strathdee (reader & pledger)

For more real reader reviews

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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Janet Balcombe
2016-09-26 11:57:30 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2016-09-26 10:13:26 +1300
David Laumatia
2016-09-26 09:14:20 +1300

"I believe God will use this book to change lives. Go Janet!"

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-26 08:03:58 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2016-09-25 19:10:27 +1300
Andrew Stroud
2016-09-25 18:38:36 +1300

"Well done on getting your story down Jannet. I hope to do the same at some stage. "

Janet Balcombe
2016-09-25 13:53:27 +1300

"Thank you George & Etha Taylor from The Corner Store in Ruawai xx the best little nursery in the West!"

John Phin
2016-09-24 21:47:55 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-09-24 18:42:59 +1200

"Amazing and brave story Janet. I pray that this story will touch, guide and give hope to many."

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-24 16:22:13 +1200

"Thank you Jan for allowing God to use you to spread this message of hope, love and the restoring power of God"

Janet Balcombe
2016-09-21 12:38:37 +1200

"Thank you Jan Smith for your very generous donation! xx"

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-20 20:27:33 +1200

"Thank you Ararua Community Church x"

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-20 07:57:38 +1200
Chris Runciman
2016-09-19 17:55:24 +1200
Janet Balcombe
2016-09-19 09:53:25 +1200

"Thanks to Peter & Karen and Ray & Loma"

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-19 09:47:51 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2016-09-16 16:03:09 +1200
Janet Balcombe
2016-09-16 14:24:27 +1200

"Great job, from Peter & Karen"

David Laumatia
2016-09-15 21:32:18 +1200

"People can debate the existence of God, but the powerful testimony and transformation of a life that glorifies God is hard to deny. "

Sandra Kinney
2016-09-15 16:17:00 +1200

"I totally support this campaign- the book shows the reality of drug addiction."

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-14 21:02:56 +1200
Sally Strathdee
2016-09-14 19:52:50 +1200

"This book has the potential to change a generation through the anointing it has on it. "

Anonymous pledger
2016-09-14 10:18:00 +1200
Gail Coe
2016-09-13 17:48:10 +1200

"I am thrilled to support something that brings the hope and love of Jesus Christ to those that have not yet found Him"

bronwyn holt
2016-09-12 23:23:18 +1200

"This campain is a worthwhile cause as it will help people to be restored."

Monique Clark
2016-09-09 00:24:49 +1200

"The enemy comes to divide and destroy but Christ came to bring life, love a future and a hope no matter what you've done! John 10:10 KJV"

Kathryn Carey
2016-09-07 21:02:10 +1200

":)"

alan jackson
2016-08-29 16:33:30 +1200
Sharyn
2016-08-27 07:53:08 +1200
Justin St. Vincent
2016-08-26 19:17:13 +1200

"THANK YOU!! for this wonderful opportunity to share the Gospel with the most needy in NZ. May God continue to bless your books and writing."

Followers of The Wild Side: True Story of Hope for Life after Addiction

This campaign was successful and got its funding on 26/09/2016 at 12:00 PM.