About

My First Album
My First Novel
My Second Novel

Music is my first love.  I made music in the late 1980's and early 1990's but drifted away from it.  I took up writing but eventually found my way back to music.  I now love music and writing equally.  They both have their strengths and weaknesses in conveying the complex beauty, pain, joy, and heartbreak of life. I believe that art can change the world for the better.  Art is a warm, gentle breeze that can subtly change hearts and minds over time.

Risks and challenges

Thank you for taking the time to consider my first Kickstarter campaign. Since I have already self-published two books and recorded one album, I have an idea of how to complete this project. The risks associated with completing this project are the complexities and challenges of life itself. I have usually found that I should add an extra month to my completion schedule of a project. I tried to do that here. I have already started working on new music so I know where I am headed. The fall and winter are the busiest time of the year for my day job so that will be a challenge. I am still confident I can complete this project by February of 2020.

The costs associated with this project are as follows; studio costs ($2400), album cover, copyrights, streaming costs, and marketing ($1000), book and shirt manufacturing ($400).

I appreciate your consideration and ask for your support. My creative energies are always active and I thank you for helping me share my creativity with the world. I will continue to make music and write science fiction and fantasy in the future.

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    A Signed Personal Thank You Message

    I will mail you a signed card with a thank you message the old fashioned way, United States Postal Service. The front of the card will be the album cover for The 317.

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    One Song Early

    I will email you an MP3 of one song early before the album goes live on the major streaming services. You will also get the thank you card from the $5 tier.

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    Three Songs Early

    I will email three completed songs to you before the album is released to the public. The songs will be in an MP3 format. You will also receive the personal Thank You note from the $5 tier. Finally, you will receive PDF copies of my two novels: "What Burns Below" and "Journey Through the Earths." My novels are available for sale on amazon.com so you can go there to read the descriptions.

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    A Total of Six Songs Early

    You will receive all of the rewards from the prior tiers plus three new songs early. The songs will be in an MP3 format.

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    Two T-Shirts

    You will get all of the rewards from earlier levels plus t-shirts displaying the album covers for my first album, Book One, and my new album, The 317.

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    Singed Copies of Books & CDs

    You will receive all of the rewards from the earlier levels plus signed physical copies of my books and CDs.

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Funding period

- (30 days)