The previous rewards, plus an advance pdf copy of my NEXT BOOK (see the $500 reward for a description of what this book is likely to be) AND a digital photograph of me, sitting at my desk, working on that very book. (Yeah, I'm not so sure I'd want that last part either. I'll try to make it look "action-y" so at the very least you'll have something to mock.)
***NEW***The previous rewards, plus you can BECOME A SCOOBY DOO VILLAIN! What does this have to do with a middle-grade novel about a boy and a dragon? Absolutely nothing! However...since I'm a for real writer for the for real "Scooby Doo, Mystery Incorporated" (airing on Cartoon Network) I thought it would be fun to offer a part in a FAKE SCENE from a FAKE EPISODE: Backers who pledge this amount will receive a 2-3 page scene (pdf format) where they will be unmasked by the gang as the true culprit behind recent mysterious events in Crystal Cove. Your full name will be used in dialogue text and you will get to "create" your own villainous alter-ego (like "Space Kook," or "The Black Knight" - except your own). "Does this mean my name will get into a real episode?" Nope, sorry. This reward is solely for your own amusement. It will, however, look just like a real scene from a real script from the real show.
The previous rewards, plus I will name a character after you in either the sequel to "Leonard the Great: Dragon Friend" (working title: Leonard the Great: Giant Killer) or a new middle-grade space opera (working title: Caden Brave). As of this writing, I am 3/4 of the way through "Giant Killer" and have a completed first draft of "Caden." Or, if you would prefer, I could name a genre appropriate enterprise after your business. For example, a law firm might become a roadside tavern or a graphic design firm might become manufacturers of spacecraft.
BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP: The previous rewards, plus I will travel to your school, library, bookstore, place of business, or other mutually agreed upon location to read excerpts from "Leonard", answer questions about writing and being an author, and sign books. I've done this numerous times for my two picture books and am pleased to report that people really seem to enjoy my presentation. (NOTE: This reward is limited to the LOS ANGELES, CA area although if you live as far north as Bakersfield or as far south as San Diego, we can talk.)