HEA or GTFO 2020 Calendar

HEA or GTFO 2020 : A year in Romancelandia
Twelve months of celebrating the books we love and the communities we create when we share that

Shannon
Art + Music
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Project Ends on November 8, 2019

Project Description

Hi! My name is Shannon Donahue. I read romance novels. I read A LOT of romance novels. 

I was 12 when my best friend handed me “Louisiana Dawn” by Jennifer Blake while on a canoe trip down the Suwannee River. 

I was immediately hooked and have been voraciously reading romance of all types ever since. Like many among us I spent my adolescence hiding the types of books I read. That habit carried over into adulthood where I was quick to call the books I loved “trashy” or “guilty pleasures.” But No More!

In the last 5 years, I have been overjoyed to find “Romancelandia.” A community of women (and some men) who love the same books I do and are unashamed. I have learned so much about myself and the books I love from Romancelandia. 

When you are an artist and love something as much as I love Romancelandia the natural progression is to translate that love into the other thing I love: Art. That is what I have done here and all of that love and passion can be seen on the pages of my very first calendar!

HEA or GTFO 2020 : A Year in Romancelandia

Twelve months of celebrating the books we love and the communities we create when we share that love with others. 

If you back the calendar between 10/10 - 10/13 you have the chance to be included on the calendars cover! see the picture below!

Each month will have a new illustration that captures a facet of our lives as fans of romance and reading. I have also strived to keep the calendar as inclusive in holidays as possible. When possible there will be large conferences and book signings listed as well. I will be hand illustrating each major illustration. Instead of using a stock calendar I will also be illustrating that, including holiday illustrations and special nods to our beloved books. I hope in creating this calendar I can expand my romance community even more! 

I have included four reward tiers with some amazing swag, as well as the opportunity for some of you to become a part of the calendar itself! Each tier, named after a romance trope that I love, will include something for everyone. 

  • Only One Bed!
  • Marriage Of Convenience 
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Secret Royalty

The funding raised by this campaign will finance the first run of printing of the calendar as well as the creation of additional romance-themed swag. A portion from each sale will be donated to Fair Fight 2020, An organization started by Stacey Abrams (pen name, Selena Montgomery) to fight for free and fair elections for all. 

Funding this campaign will also be financing the dreams of an artist who loves romance novels and the community that we have created.

Thank you so much for your participation!

Updates

The Project FAQs

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Shannonldonahue@gmail.com

I will be sure to update this section as questions arise. 

 

 

10/17/2019
Marriage Of Convenience
$50
Lara Martin
10/16/2019
Marriage Of Convenience
$50
JenC
10/15/2019
Marriage Of Convenience
$50
RNR
10/15/2019
Only One Bed
$30
Amanda L Reid
10/14/2019
Only One Bed
$30
Bookcation
10/14/2019
Marriage Of Convenience
$50
Lisanh
10/14/2019
Only One Bed
$30
RaeReadsRomance
10/14/2019
Marriage Of Convenience
$50
10/14/2019
Only One Bed
$30
Tarra Scott Rondeau
10/13/2019
Marriage Of Convenience
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Contribute
$50
Marriage Of Convenience

Marriage of Convenience

One Swag Pack!

One signed copy of HEA or GTFO 2020: A Year in Romancelandia

Two sticker sheets illustrated by Shannon

Button Illustrated by Shannon and created by @BestFriendKelly with Resistance Buttons 

Illustrated Cotton Tote Bag

Two dollars form the sale of each calendar and swag pack at this tier will be donated to Fair Fight 2020.

 

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37 Supporters
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$75
Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

One Swag Pack & Easter Egg!

  • One signed copy of HEA or GTFO 2020: A Year in Romancelandia.
  • Two sticker sheets illustrated by Shannon
  • Button Illustrated by Shannon and created by @BestFriendKelly with Resistance Buttons 
  • Illustrated Cotton Tote Bag
  • Blind date with a book -  one copy of a surprise (previously loved) romance novel
  • Easter Egg! 

You have the chance to be included in our April illustration!

The month of April will be like a Where’s Waldo of Romancelandia references. I can illustrate you, your dog, your best friend, or the Lykae of your dreams! A special print of this month will be included as well.

Two dollars of each calendar swag pack sale will be donated to Fair Fight 2020.

 

10 Supporters
None available
$250
Secret Royalty

For the true Patron of the arts we have the ability to have an entire month themed just for you! Shannon will illustrate an available month just for you! 

 

Because of time constraints all Secret Royalty patrons must contact the artist with ideas by the end of the campaign.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Contribute
$50
Marriage Of Convenience

Marriage of Convenience

One Swag Pack!

One signed copy of HEA or GTFO 2020: A Year in Romancelandia

Two sticker sheets illustrated by Shannon

Button Illustrated by Shannon and created by @BestFriendKelly with Resistance Buttons 

Illustrated Cotton Tote Bag

Two dollars form the sale of each calendar and swag pack at this tier will be donated to Fair Fight 2020.

 

63 Left
37 Supporters
Select this reward
$75
Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

One Swag Pack & Easter Egg!

  • One signed copy of HEA or GTFO 2020: A Year in Romancelandia.
  • Two sticker sheets illustrated by Shannon
  • Button Illustrated by Shannon and created by @BestFriendKelly with Resistance Buttons 
  • Illustrated Cotton Tote Bag
  • Blind date with a book -  one copy of a surprise (previously loved) romance novel
  • Easter Egg! 

You have the chance to be included in our April illustration!

The month of April will be like a Where’s Waldo of Romancelandia references. I can illustrate you, your dog, your best friend, or the Lykae of your dreams! A special print of this month will be included as well.

Two dollars of each calendar swag pack sale will be donated to Fair Fight 2020.

 

10 Supporters
None available
$250
Secret Royalty

For the true Patron of the arts we have the ability to have an entire month themed just for you! Shannon will illustrate an available month just for you! 

 

Because of time constraints all Secret Royalty patrons must contact the artist with ideas by the end of the campaign.

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1 Supporter
Select this reward