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Clare Estrada

Clare Estrada

Peach Springs, Arizona

Clare Estrada is a 68 year old woman writing her first novel. She was born in New York state, but currently lives in a log home in Northern Arizona with an assortment of rescued animals. Clare received a B.A. in English Literature from the College of New Rochelle in 1969, but has worked most of her life in social service. She describes "Mariposa" as a cautionary tale about not deferring one's creative dreams.

"How," Clare has written, "Does an intelligent, sympathetic, fairly attractive young woman like I once was become the impoverished, desperately fatigued old woman that I am today? Does it have anything to do with my expectations growing up female?"

"At middle age, and actually approaching hagdom, it finally occurs to me to question prevailing wisdom. Is there still time to turn this wretched life around?"

Clare dreams of upgrading her current very low-tech status. She would like to bring electricity to her log home, buy a computer, watch television.

"I really do think I am on to something," Clare says. "Hopefully no more young women need spend their lives journeying to hagdom!"

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Success! Mariposa sold 39 pre-orders by June 5, 2016, was pitched to 6 publishers, and will be self published.

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(Native to Madagascar, this spectacular butterfly has multi-colored wings that change hues when they move to create kaleidoscopic patterns.)

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- A copy of "Mariposa" in e-book form

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$20 Level Two

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(This ethereal looking, light blue butterfly is known as the worlds smallest. It is only found in one tiny area of Southern Sinai.)

BLUES will receive:

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- A copy of "Mariposa" in ebook form

- One physical copy of "Mariposa"

- Donors name will be listed, if desired, on a "Donors' Thank You Page" in the finished product

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$40 Level Three

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(This East African butterfly perches on top of vegetation, then sails about in a loop before coming back to the same spot.)

SAILORS will receive

- A Certificate of Appreciation from the author

- A copy of "Mariposa" in ebook form

- Donors name will be listed, if desired, on a "Donors' Thank You Page" in the finished product

- Two physical copies of "Mariposa"

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(Pansy blue in color, with orange and black wingtips, the forester is a true migratory East African butterfly.)

FORESTERS will receive:

- A Certificate of Appreciation from the author

- A copy of "Mariposa" in ebook form

- Donors name will be listed, if desired, on a "Donors' Thank You Page" in the finished product

- Three physical copies of "Mariposa" with the author's inscription

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(This gorgeous orange and black winged butterfly is depicted in a 3500 year old fresco in Luxor, Egypt)


MONARCHS will receive:

- A Certificate of Appreciation from the author

- A copy of "Mariposa" in e-book form

- Donors name will be listed, if desired, on a "Donors Thank You Page" in finished product

- Four physical copies of the book with the author's inscription

- Opportunity for the donor to submit a dedication to and short description of "The Greatest or Most Influential Person" in his or her own life. This dedication will be included in the finished product

- An invitation to a "Meet and Greet" with the author.
Location: Fabulous Las Vegas
Date: Early Summer 2016
Details: To Be Announced

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Update #1 - Mariposa Episode One: It Started In Las Vegas now available for sale on Amazon.com Aug. 25, 2016

Print version of Mariposa Episode One: It Started In Las Vegas is now available for sale on Amazon.com for $5.95 !

https://www.amazon.com/Maripos...

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Thank you everyone for all the support I have received on this project!

Clare