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Nick gets a pen and Mina gets a sword. Nick does not think this is remotely fair.
Nick gets a pen and Mina gets a sword. Nick does not think this is remotely fair.
40 backers pledged $1,591 to help bring this project to life.

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Handmade 1.5 inch button
Handmade 1.5 inch button

When Halley's Comet passes through the sky in 1986 the new kid in town - Nick - is partnered up with the strange girl in town - Mina - for a Science project. While observing this sometimes twice in a lifetime event, they learn that there are things that go bump in the night. And that its their job to hunt them down!

The first book of this series is complete and is for sale on Amazon.com and BN.com as an ebook. 

The story arc is planned for three books and will bring the characters through a world of supernatural beings unlike anything they could ever imagine - like werepigs and leprechauns - and across the world harnessing their abilities for an epic battle with an enemy whom all their predecessors have failed to stop. 


What your help is for

Self publishing through an independent printer, purchasing ISBN's, promotional material (buttons, stickers, t-shirts), local travel for events, meeting with booksellers, writing conferences and hopefully signings.

I also want to utilize advertising through Social Networking sites such as Facebook, Google+ and twitter.

Risks and challenges

Every backer assumes the risk that the creator, me, won't follow through with their project. But I have the manuscript completed and it is ready for printing. I have chosen and met with my printer and we have gone over all of my files to ensure they are print ready. I have all of the photos for the rewards shot and printed. I have made all of the buttons by hand and they are ready to go. What I need now is the support to secure the ISBN's for this project and cover the printing and shipping costs. Outside of natural disaster's, like Hurricane Sandy which is rallying around me as I type up these Risks and Challenges, I can get the book out there for purchase in print and the rewards can be supplied to the backer with no delay.

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    Every dollar counts! Supply me with your email address and I will send you an eBook in your prefered file format - ePub, mobi(kindle), or pdf.

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    Limited edition eBook with every backer's name in the acknowledgement section of the eBook in their preferred file format - ePub, mobi(kindle) or pdf.

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    Limited edition eBook with every backer's name in the acknowledgement section of the eBook in their preferred file format - ePub, mobi(kindle) or pdf. And a limited edition 1.5 inch The Pen & the Sword Button created with the author's own two hands.

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    A signed copy of The Pen & the Sword!

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    One of the first 25 copies of The Pen & the Sword signed and numbered from the first print run. Number will be at random.

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    Get a signed and personalized copy of The Pen & the Sword and a limited edition 1.5 inch The Pen & the Sword button made by the author's own two hands.

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    Get everything from the $50 reward plus a Limited edition print of the historical Stanton house in Clinton, CT - the inspiration for the home of the novels main character Nick Stanton!

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    Everything from the $100 reward and a limited edition print of the inspiration for the house in which the character Mina lives in!

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    Here is its, your time to shine! Get a character of my choosing named after you in the Sequel of the Pen & the Sword - The Beautiful & the Damned. And signed copy of The Pen & the Sword.

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    This is The Patron of the Arts Reward. Signed copy of the book, the button made by my hands, both of the prints of the homes of the main characters, and a special thank you printed in the acknowledgements section of the book, for all the world to know you're a Patron of the Arts!

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