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$327
pledged of $8,700pledged of $8,700 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 21 2017 3:03 AM UTC +00:00

About

Trevor and Tabitha Tate are just ordinary twins trying to survive 6th grade. But when their mother is kidnapped by a mechanical tentacle and drug through a portal in the old attic bathtub, they immediately mount a rescue mission to save her.

Bathtub portals are weird things. You never know where they'll spit you out. In Trevor and Tabitha's case it's smack-dab in the middle of Nil, a run-down old city where Kids are warriors, adults are a myth, and the twins themselves are hailed as the legendary heroes Guts and Glory.

Now, they're earning their new names as they blaze through Nil, fighting giant bugs, killer robots, and a crazy old mad scientist bent on world domination, to save not only their mother but the future of the world itself!

 

 

 

"Guts and Glory: Freedom Fighters of Nil" is a series I have been working on for over a decade now. The first two books, "Dr. Fixit's Malicious Machine" and "The Counterfeit Zombies of Noc" are both available on Amazon where reviews have been glowing:

 

 

Now I want to write book 3: "Rise of the Nefarious Numbots", but I want to do it RIGHT. After a decade of blog posts, Facebook Page posts, commissions at local bookstores, and booths at local conventions, I have decided to take the popular series to the next level and get "Guts and Glory" out there to be read by even more kids!

 

Your pledge dollars will go toward three major goals:

1) Completion of the manuscript for "Rise of the Nefarious Numbots", including professional cover art, editing, and layout for printing. The cover art will be commissioned for all three books, to maintain consistency throughout the series, and it will be commissioned of a small local artist in order to support them as well.

2) Production cost of printing 150 books -- 50 each of "Rise of the Nefarious Numbots" and the other 2 books -- both for rewards here and as ad copies to be used for bookstore and library placement -- and postage to send them wherever they need to go.

3) Advertising fees to boost awareness of the series as a whole, and bring me closer to my personal dream of writing full time.

These expenses will be broken down as such:

 

For your support, I'm offering some stuff you'll love!

(Please note: images are for example only. Due to commissioning new art, the final products will look different.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just so you know a bit about the person behind all this, hi and hello! I'm Jessica.

I'm 39 years old and a mother of five beautiful kids ages 10-20. I've been writing seriously for over two decades, and writing period just about my entire life. My first book was titled "Lucille and Benji". It was a staple-book filled with pictures, about a brother and sister and their adventures. I was five years old. I went on to write my first chapter book, "The Journey through Zjanine", when I was 10. My first publication was in the local newspaper at the age of 16, about which the editor told me she didn't have to edit a thing. (Much to my great delight!) Also when I was 16, I met my hero Madeline L'Engle and handed her a letter. To my great delight she wrote back! I'll always remember what she told me:

"Write. Keep writing. Never give up. Never tell yourself you're anything but a true artist of the craft."

I have always heeded that advice, through five more books and a master's degree in writing & literature. And now I come to you wonderful people to ask if you would please follow in Ms. L'Engle's footsteps, and believe in me too.

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

One major challenge will be time. I don't want to rush writing this book nor do I want to rush my cover artist. I have set my goal to November 2017. From this moment that is 7 months, which from past experience should be plenty of time. Another challenge will be collaboration with the editor and the artist, but I feel that I can make an educated choice of true professionals who will get the job done right and on time.

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    Buzzbot Level

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    • A BIIIIG Thank you!
    • A digital set of printable Guts & Glory bookmarks.
    • Regular updates of my progress.
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    Zombies Level

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    • A BIIIIG Thank you!
    • A signed copy of the completed "Rise of the Nefarious Numbots".
    • A signed printed set of glossy Guts & Glory bookmarks.
    • An e-book of each of the three books in the series.
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    • A BIIIIG Thank you!
    • A signed box set of all three books in the series.
    • An e-book of each of the three books in the series.
    • A signed printed set of glossy Guts & Glory bookmarks.
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    Dark Crows Level

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    • A BIIIIG Thank you!
    • A signed box set of all three books in the series.
    • 4 Signed and printed sets of glossy Guts and Glory bookmarks.
    • A Guts and Glory t-shirt of your choosing.
    • A Guts and Glory mug of your choosing.
    • An e-book of each of the three books in the series.
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    Echo the Spiderbot Level

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    • A BIIIIG Thank you!
    • 2 signed box sets.
    • 45 minute Skype chat for your school, organization, or group.
    • 4 Signed and printed sets of glossy Guts and Glory bookmarks.
    • An e-book of each of the three books in the series.
    • 2 Guts and Glory t-shirts of your choosing.
    • A Guts and Glory mug of your choosing.
    • Your name on a special acknowledgement page in "Numbots".
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    Nil Kid Level

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    • A BIIIIG Thank you!
    • Your child as a character in "Rise of the Nefarious Numbots"!
    • 2 signed box sets.
    • 45 minute Skype chat for your school, organization, or group.
    • A personal critique of your own middle grade manuscript.
    • 4 Signed and printed sets of glossy Guts and Glory bookmarks.
    • 2 Guts and Glory t-shirts of your choosing.
    • 2 Guts and Glory mugs of your choosing.
    • An e-book of each of the three books in the series.
    • Your name on a special acknowledgement page in "Numbots".
    • Regular updates of my progress.
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    Hero Level

    Includes:
    • A BIIIIG Thank you!
    • A classroom set of "Dr. Fixit's Malicious Machine" books!
    • Up to 4 children as characters in "Rise of the Nefarious Numbots"
    • 2 signed box sets.
    • 4 Guts and Glory t-shirts of your choosing.
    • 4 Guts and Glory mugs of your choosing.
    • 4 Signed and printed sets of glossy Guts and Glory bookmarks.
    • 45 minute Skype chat for your school, organization, or group.
    • A personal critique of your own middle grade manuscript.
    • Your name on a special acknowledgement page in "Numbots".
    • An e-book of each of the three books in the series.
    • A digital set of printable Guts & Glory bookmarks.
    • Regular updates of my progress.
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