Game Plan by Natalie Corbett Sampson

Support author Natalie Corbett Sampson's debut book, Game Plan, a YA novel about youth, pregnancy, adoption and making the right choice for you.
Colleen McKie
Halifax, Nova Scotia
1 Team Member

What is Game Plan?

Here’s the blurb:

Ella Parker seems to have everything: great friends, an awesome family and a star position on her high school basketball team. The only thing missing is a boyfriend and that changes once she catches the eye of Sam Cleveland. With Sam by her side Ella has her perfect life. But when a drunken night results in an unwanted pregnancy, her perfect life is turned upside down and she’s faced with an impossible decision.

Katherine Frayne has always wanted to be a mother. But with the last results of her in vitro pointing to no baby, she thinks there’s no hope. Then her husband Danny suggests they adopt. At first Kat is resistant, but she soon realizes that it may be her only chance at being a mom.  

Honest and sometimes heartbreaking, Game Plan follows Ella and Katherine as they both navigate their lives amidst tough decisions that not only affect them, but those they love the most.

Here’s the deets:

Game Plan is author Natalie Corbett Sampson's debut young adult novel. As an adoptive mother herself, this was a very personal story for her to write. And that definitely comes across in the telling. One of the reasons Fierce Ink Press was so drawn to Game Plan was the way that Natalie wrote her characters and described what they were going through. We could tell that she had a vested interest in this story being told. So we immediately had a vested interest in the story being read.

Game Plan is a young adult contemporary novel that we just know readers will fall in love with.

Why Support Game Plan

There’s really nothing better than supporting the arts, is there? Well maybe cute puppies helping you to support the arts. Or cupcakes. Really yummy cupcakes.  But the arts — and books — make the world go round. By supporting our Game Plan campaign, you get the chance to not only opt in to some super fun swag (everyone NEEDS a Fierceling) but you also help to support an author and an indie publishing company.

What You’ll Get

Besides our undying gratitude? You’ll get the chance to pre-order the amazing Game Plan from debut author Natalie Corbett Sampson plus some fierce swag depending on what level you opt in to. There’s also the chance to score a developmental writing critique from the folks behind Fierce Ink Press.

Where Your Money Goes To

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Cover design: $500

  • Editing and proofing: $600

  • Print run for book launch $160

  • Marketing and Promotion: $800

If we surpass our goal? Yay for all of us!! And the additional funds will go towards marketing and promotion.

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  • $1CAD

    Not only will we send all kinds of good karma your way, but we’ll give you some Twitter and Facebook love, too!

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    Outlet Pass

    Want to show your Fierce Ink pride? Then this is the perfect way to do it! This level gets you a fiercely cool Fierce Ink button. Paw print logo and all.

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  • $10CAD
    Fast Break

    Wanna get your grubbies on Game Plan THE MOMENT it releases? Then this is your level! Your $10 donation gets you the Game Plan eBook and a postcard signed by the author.

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  • $15CAD

    For $15 you will receive the Game Plan eBook and a cute little basketball charm.

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  • $25CAD

    Grab one of these quick! Your very own paperback copy of Game Plan and a signed postcard!

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  • $50CAD
    Bank Shot

    You’ll get everything in the Fast Break level, plus our much sought-after Fierce Reader T-shirt, only available through our Indiegogo campaigns.

    5 out of 50 claimed
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  • $50CAD

    Back by popular demand is our Fierce Sling! Made from recycled materials this is the perfect bag to show your fierceness. You'll also get a signed postcard and eBook of Game Plan. A super deal!

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  • $75CAD
    Set Shot

    This level gets you your very own developmental critique with the powers behind Fierce Ink Press! Colleen and Kimberly will give you a developmental critique of thirty pages of your YA manuscript (double-spaced, 12-point font). Both worked on Game Plan and Fierce Ink’s July release, Membrane. As you can see, they know their stuff! Your pages don’t have to be from a finished work, but they do have to be consecutive.

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  • $100CAD
    Jump Shot

    Your $100 gets you a Collector’s Edition paperback of Game Plan (which comes with added content, plus you can opt in to receive a signed bookmark and eBook!) and one of our adorable Fiercelings.

    2 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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    Alley Oop

    You’ll get the wonderful Collector’s Edition of Game Plan with added content, plus the option to receive a signed bookmark and eBook, and our Fierce Reader hoodie! The hoodie is exclusive to this campaign so grab one while you can! This level also includes a cool basketball charm.

    1 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013

    Slam Dunk

    Your book club will be high-fiving each other for the chance to chat with Game Plan author Natalie Corbett Sampson! You’ll get FIVE Game Plan paperbacks, five signed postcards, and some coffee or tea. If having Natalie there in person isn’t doable, then you’ll get a Skype chat with her and we’ll still supply you with Fair Trade coffee or tea.

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