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About MeFrom 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness). But, the forced time in bed has given me time to write. It has been such a blessing to work on my children's books and stories!
I love: God, family & friends, outdoors, gardening, animals, writing, reading, photography, cooking, music, dance, bare feet, long skirts, lavender & yellow, and chocolate.
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Patreon does not have an option for a one-time gift, but you can sign up and then cancel later. I would be happy for you to have the listed rewards even for support for only one month. :)
Updates and Great News
The great news–so much has come in from the fundraiser that we are very, very close to having a start date for building our home!
In the meantime, largely due to the generous volunteer labor of some friends, we have water, septic, and electricity. We are so thankful.
(We also have bluebirds in the birdhouse the kids made several years ago! Pictures in the photo gallery on this website.)
A friend of ours has started a GoFundMe account for us, to make it even easier for people to help us have a safe home by winter. It is here:
We appreciate so much all who are sharing, giving, praying, and donating time, energy, and effort. It is hard to describe the feelings of hope (and tears) that well up when thinking we actually might have a safe place to live this winter. I can’t even imagine it.
Christa Upton Black Hills Picture Books PO Box 293 Custer, SD 57730