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Street Knight Squad is a novel about a video game with a vendetta. Zelda is your standard anti-social basement-dweller, more concerned with her level than her grades in school. Except the game she plays, Street Knight Squad IV, is not your normal butt-in-the-chair game. Using holographic technology, the game takes place in the real world, with players fighting monsters in the streets. It's the hottest nerd-fad around.

That is, until people start dying. Weird accidents, mysterious maulings, and ethereal eviscerations start plaguing the players.  It's up to Zelda and her motley crew of gamers to find out what force is behind these attacks and put a stop to it. And they should probably do it before her parents are convinced once and for all that video games are evil.

I am raising funding so that I can have the novel illustrated. Because it revolves around a video game, the monsters are fantastical freaks that deserve to be brought to life. My goal is to raise $500 so I can commission a black-and-white sketch for every chapter. 

If you want to find out more about the novel, read the first chapter on my blog.

Risks and challenges

I have already finished the first two drafts. I plan on doing one final draft based on input from some preselected early readers. Now, I am doing student teaching next semester, so I may be too busy to work on it. However, my summer break starts in May, so I will have plenty of time to produce the final draft before August.

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    Pledge just $4 and get a free copy of the illustrated ebook when it comes out.

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    As an extra way to say thank you for helping support the novel so much, you will have your name listed in the book under the "Special Thanks" section along with previous reward tiers.

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    Submit a monster design that will be included (and illustrated) in the actual book. Your own creation will make a cameo in the novel! Also includes previous reward tiers.

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    Input on what the cover should look like. Should it be cubist? Animesque? Impressionist? Color scheme? Which characters should be on it? You get to help design the cover, along with all previous reward tiers.

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