A long time ago I started writing about all of the random things I was reading about and experimenting with – from natural parenting to my real food journey to cloth diapering to homesteading.

Here we are years later and I’m grateful for all your support, comments, feedback, and help. In our off-grid journey your support of this blog is helping provide an intermediate means to support our family via our advertisers, cookbook sales, free-lance writing opportunities, and the Papa’s upcoming projects.

You have turned a hobby into something that has truly blessed our family in trying to break free from the system that entangled us. I can’t possibly describe our gratitude for your simply being here.

What was that about the Papa’s upcoming projects you ask?

One thing you might not know is that my husband has worked tirelessly at many ventures over the past six years in order for us to get out of debt and live our version of the American dream. One of those ventures has been to design the book cover, web site, and YouTube trailers for the upcoming fiction series The Last Pilgrims.

And, frankly, I think this book cover is just stunning. I should preface that with the fact that he often asks for my honest opinion on his design and creative work and I pretty much always give him my honest critique… which is often difficult (and not always flattering)… but he knows that when I say "I love it!" I really mean it.

Another project that he has in the works is bringing you more multimedia content documenting our off-grid journey. We hope to bring you documentation of how we’re attempting to build a sustainable off-grid homestead. Not because we’re experts, but because we figure if we can do it then many people can.

Supporting Independent Publishers Hits (Our) Home

The Last Pilgrims is independently authored, published, designed, and marketed. Much like Surviving Off Off-Grid; which the Papa also helped design, publish, and market; this book is an excellent read that needs your help to get an audience.  There is a great post on The Last Pilgrims web site about why you should care about this type of independent effort.

My husband estimates that if just half of you, our loyal readers, purchased the book on 2/24/12 it could probably launch the book to near #1 on Amazon.com. This could mean great things for The Last Pilgrims, and would obviously support our family as well.

And in case you are wondering what the book is really about and whether or not it is really worth your time and money, I have a full book review coming up next.  Other bloggers are also beginning their reviews, which should provide some exciting variety and perspective.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the preview of the new book cover.  Check out the web site he created, and have fun watching the new book trailers on YouTube.  Someone I know very well is also in the book trailer (aka – The papa). ;-)

And if you need graphics work, video trailers, or web site advice please contact us and see how we can help.

 

8 Responses to The Last Pilgrims (and Us)

  1. Joy says:

    I’ll be buying it for sure! I have just loved reading about your journey and cannot wait for more about day-to-day life. I have so many questions and am so curious! Some day I hope to do something similar, but in the meantime, I will live vicariously through you. :)

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  2. Faith says:

    I can’t wait to get this book in my hands. I comb all the used bookstores in our area looking for anything to do with taking care of ourselves if “something” should happen. I have read fiction and I have also read Surviving Off Off-Grid. I will mark my calendar right now to be sure to get the book on Feb 24. Good luck and you know all of us are behind you.

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  3. Katija says:

    We’ll be buying this book for sure. Both my husband and I loved Surviving off off grid, can’t wait to get my hands on this one. The cover is really nice, great job!

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  4. RobinP says:

    I’ve already been planning to buy the book on the book bomb date. I bought Surviving Off Off-Grid on book bomb day last year and am on my 3rd time reading it. I’ve loaded it to like-minded friends and God is bringing some of us together to accomplish what we know to be God’s path for us. We thought we were already on a path to “self-sufficiency” but our fundamental worldview had to be sifted a bit more. :) I’m SO looking forward to your documentation of how you moved out of the world’s system. We have so far to go and I feel like there are so many skills we need to yet learn. God’s blessings on your journey and thank you for sharing it with us so more can learn the old paths.

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  5. RobinP says:

    Haha…I mean I loaned it to friends…but on second thought, it is a pretty loaded book. :)

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  6. Chara says:

    I had no idea y’all were involved in the books and the design- I love the Last Pilgrim cover! I’m so excited to be reading and reviewing it.

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  7. Brittany P. says:

    I also really enjoyed Surviving Off-Off Grid! I am on my third time reading it because the information is so valuable. Not many people in the sustainable reading category have dared to address what really being independant of the grid is and this book really hammers home the idea that solar power and other means are not sustainable. I also learned so much about the common world view and why it is not a biblical view. I love it and I could not agree more with the content! I can’t wait to see your review of the new Last Pilgrims book. It looks like it will be another great read. I had no idea that your family played a part in the book. That is great!

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  8. MiGel says:

    Reviews on The Last Pilgrims made me fear a religiously orientated book. Design made me fear a blood/war type of book. Comparison to the Hunger games made me fear a book for young adults with superficial psychological research. Yet, I was decided to buy it and check it for myself. I was a little taken back by the price (twice the usual price of a book) but still clicked on “Buy”; then I saw that I would have to wait approximatly 4 weeks for delivery…I then decided to check the ebook possibility. Good ! This was back to a “normal” price. I prefer to have a paper book in my hands that I can pick up anywhere even for a 3 minutes read but still, I was decided to buy it so I clicked on “buy” once more. Followed pages of Amazon explanations about how/why I should buy the Kindle….Just too complicated. Would it be possible to simply order a copy in epub format directly from you?
    nb. I am in France and ordering through Amazon.fr which probably explains the delay.

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