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A children’s story set in a post-apocalyptic world.
A children’s story set in a post-apocalyptic world.
A children’s story set in a post-apocalyptic world.
56 backers pledged $2,574 to help bring this project to life.

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My Name Is Fall - A Post-Apocalyptic Children's Book

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Fall and his big dog Kyro
Fall and his big dog Kyro

What is this project about?

"My Name Is Fall" is the first in a series of children's books that explore the life of a young boy named Fall. Fall lives in a post-apocalyptic world that he can only understand and his Papa can only describe through the language of fantasy.

Though the two live alone on a hill with their German Shepherd, Fall experiences no shortage of adventures. His days are spent playing with his dog, listening to stories from his Papa, and exploring the world around him for the things that they need to survive.

Children will be immersed in the imagination and loving antics of the young boy Fall. Adults will notice careful undertones of survival and sacrifice. For both the innocent and the experienced, the book is about companionship and love.

The final product will be a loving book, vivid in illustration and deep in meaning, that will be a cherished adventure for your young one and a nod to you for the sacrifice and creativity that goes into being a parent.

My Name Is Fall.
My Name Is Fall.

Where Does The Money Go?

This campaign seeks to fund the first print run of "My Name Is Fall."

Funds go to cover the cost of production, shipping, ISBN fees, stretch goals, packing supplies and additional expenses associated with publication. The funding target of this campaign represents the break even point at which the cost to produce is met and we get to send it to the printers!

Life on the hill.
Life on the hill.

What Are The Book Specs?

The funding target will cover the costs to produce the book with the following specifications:

  • Hardcover with Case Laminate (no dust jacket)
  • 8.5 Inches by 8.5 Inches
  • Standard Color on 50lb white paper
  • Matte Finish
  • Approximately 36 pages (depending on final content)
Kyro and his back pack.
Kyro and his back pack.

What's In The Book?

You'll have to back the project for the final product! However, you'll find samples of the illustration throughout this Kickstarter page. Samples of the text are included in the teaser video. During this campaign I will also provide samples of the layout design in subsequent updates.

A fine day for a hole.
A fine day for a hole.

What Are the Pledge Levels?

$25 Pledge

At this level, you'll receive a signed first-edition hardcover copy of the book.

Sample Cover Art
Sample Cover Art

$35 Pledge

At this level, you'll receive a signed first-edition hardcover copy of the book along with a "My Name Is Fall" bookmark and a 4"x4" "My Name Is Fall" sticker. In addition, I'll add a hand-written inscription to the inside cover of the book.

Sample Sticker
Sample Sticker

$50 Pledge

At this level, your name will appear in the book on a page titled "Fall Would Like To Thank The Following Trolls." You'll also receive the book, bookmark, 4"x4" sticker, and the inscription.

Sample "Fall Would Like To Thank" Page
Sample "Fall Would Like To Thank" Page

$100 Pledge

At this level, you'll receive a 16"x20" "My Name Is Fall" signed poster. You'll also receive the book, bookmark, sticker, and inscription. In addition, your name will be included in the book!

Sample Poster Art
Sample Poster Art

Are There Stretch Goals?

Fall is a finder, and he would live to find a few extra treasures should we "over-fund."

But that's not all! Should we exceed the goals above, we have other ideas. Depending on how the campaign shapes up, more details to come!

Fall sees a Troll!
Fall sees a Troll!

Why Kickstarter?

By utilizing Kickstarter, we retain full creative authority over the content, look, and layout of the book. We're able to take risks with the design of the project. Should this project be successful, we plan to come back to Kickstarter for other books in the series.

Now it's just us.
Now it's just us.

Risks and challenges

The two key risks are financial feasibility and time to completion.

Let's start with financial feasibility. The funding target of this project represents a break-even point. I've spent countless hours researching the costs associated with this project. The budget includes room for unforeseen expenses and quite possibly, stretch rewards.

In regard to the delivery date of rewards, the reward date for this project of July 2016 is very much padded. The biggest risk is in athe likely possibility that additional edits will be needed both prior to printing and once I've received a sample copy. Even with unforeseen time delays, there is very little risk that the rewards would be delayed after July.

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    Get the book!

    For supporting this project, you'll receive a signed first-edition Hardcover copy of "My Name Is Fall" with exclusive Kickstarter Bookplate. Includes all reached stretch goals reached during this campaign. Shipping included within the US.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Add a bookmark, sticker, and an inscription!!!

    To acknowledge your increased support, in addition to the signed first-edition Hardcover copy of "My Name Is Fall" with limited Kickstarter Bookplate, I'll add a hand-written inscription within in the book, a bookmark, and a 4"x4" "My Name Is Fall sticker." Perfect for a loved one. Includes all stretch goals unlocked during this campaign. Shipping included within the US.

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    Your name in the book!

    For your amazing support, your name (or the name of a loved one) will appear within the "Fall Would Like To Thank The Following Trolls" page. In addition, you'll receive the signed first-edition Hardcover copy of "My Name Is Fall" with limited Kickstarter Bookplate and the personalized hand-written inscription. Includes all stretch goals reached during this campaign. Shipping included within the US.

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    Add a 16"x20" poster!

    For your absolutely amazing support, you'll receive a 16"x20" "My Name Is Fall" poster, a "My Name Is Fall" bookmark, a 4"x4" "My Name Is Fall" sticker, and your name (or the name of a loved one) will appear within the book. In addition, you'll receive the signed first-edition Hardcover copy of "My Name Is Fall" with limited Kickstarter Bookplate and the personalized hand-written inscription. Includes all stretch goals unlocked during this campaign. Shipping included within the US.

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Funding period

- (30 days)