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About

          I am raising funds to help pay for the publishing costs for my first novel. These costs include editing, cover art, and advertising costs that accumulate over the course of the book writing process. I have chosen to take the path of self-publication, choosing this path means there are costs that the author has to pay for that would typically be paid for by a publishing house. This is going to be the first book the the series, so hopefully this book does well enough to be picked up by a publisher. I have included some information about this book in the next couple of paragraphs. 

          Imagine the United States in an era where the National Debt is falling as rapidly as it was rising, the Russians have been beaten in yet another War, and the World Powers are negotiating a deal that would remove all Nuclear weapons from their nations in order to prevent any new War from springing up. A new period of peace is about to descend on the US when the sirens start to go off. Panic and chaos quickly engulf major cities across the US as explosives are triggered by suicide bombers in strategic locations making escape impossible for the panicked citizens trying to flee. Just as the dust settled from the explosions, missiles with nuclear warheads streak across the sky, their targets launched by an unknown enemy. But thanks to a plan that was developed by President Keith Jefford, some cities were spared from nuclear fires by newly build Forts that had the new Jefferson Patriot missile defense systems installed. However, only three cities had these new Forts, those cities were Denver, Washington DC, and San Francisco. 

          Now fast forward 11 years, San Francisco is a city that was untouched by the nukes, but devastated by the suicide bombers. Unfortunately one Nuke made it past the line of defense that the Jefferson Patriot defense system provided. That Nuke destroyed the Oakland International Airport, and covered the cities of Oakland and San Leandro in a blanket of Radiation. This is where Major-General Francis Romero of the now defunct United States Army comes into the story. Being one of the main leaders of Operation Juno II, and the Commander of one of the new Jefford Plan forts in San Francisco, Romero has more than enough experience to lead the Colony of Alcatraz on a successful path and a safe future. He has kept a journal that detailed his experiences with the Army, and now his experiences as the leader of the Alcatraz Colony, or the Colony for short. The supplies that had been saved in the aftermath to The Event, thanks to some last minute thinking by Francis and Ted, have begun to run out leaving the Colony scavenging deeper and deeper into the ruins of San Francisco, and surrounding cities. Romero’s journal is the only written account of the aftermath of The Event in San Francisco. 

Risks and challenges

As with many projects, this has a small amount of risk to it. There is always the threat of the book coming back from the editor with a lot more to work on than planned for causing the publishing date to be pushed back, but that is a risk that all authors take. There is also the challenge of coming up with the story and creating new characters. But I am confident that I will produce a product that will be unique and new. I will guarantee that those who donate to this project will not be disappointed.
Rest assured: every dollar raised through this campaign will find its way to funding this book or helping in the promotion and advertising campaign. Of course $3,000 is the main amount that I am wanting to raise, unfortunately this amount does not give me very much room to work with in the event something happens. With this in mind, I want to say that the more money that is raised, the better the end product will be!

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