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A book for everyone who grew up thinking love was as easy as Disney films made it seem. 

The Truths and Lies of Happily Ever Afters

High school senior Jacob Barnes has always been fascinated by the world of fairy tales. All of his life, his secret ambition has been to find a happily ever after of his own. He's already halfway through the mandatory checklist - he's the stepchild, with a wicked stepfather and two abusive stepbrothers; he's the underdog with the big dreams; he even has something of his own personal fairy godmother, although she's actually just his best friend who happens to be rather clever.

The only thing he needs, really, is his princess.    

With graduation and the real world looming closer every day, Jacob finally decides to pursue his secret admirer, an anonymous fan of his online blog. Yet as he journeys deeper into the world of a fairy tale romance, those carefully cultivated expectations that a childhood of Disney films has built in his mind begin to crumble and Jacob is left to navigate the harsh realities of first love.

If you would like to read the story you're backing, a link to the full (albeit rough first draft) manuscript will be available HERE until the funding campaign ends.

Praise for "The Truths and Lies of Happily Ever Afters"

"I enjoyed the sample very much, and thought the narrative tone was accessible and engaging; Jake has a brilliantly dry humour, and his teenage angst is highly relatable."                               - Rowanvale Books

Kickstarter Goal

Get "The Truths and Lies of Happily Ever Afters" published, obviously!

I have two different companies lined up to work on this book. An independent editing company is going to run a full service editing of the manuscript that will be done within a month of the submission. Then as soon as that's finished, it will be submitted to self-publishing firm where it will be published in both e-book format and paperback. The editing package costs about $1000 and the publishing package is $2000. The over and above will go to rewarding all of you, my lovely supporters. 

If we somehow manage to achieve even more than the original goal, that money will go toward a higher publishing package, resulting in a much better finished product, marketing abilities, and surprises for everyone who supported my novel. 

Risks and challenges

The novel is already written and the editing/publishing companies lined up, now all this book needs is you.

That being said, I cannot guarantee how long exactly the editing and publishing process will take. (My writing edits may take a bit since I am currently working full time as well as attending two schools.) If everything goes according to plan, the book will be available in several countries by the first of next year.

Any money over and above the initial goal will go towards further copies and promotion of the book, as well as gifts for you lovelies.

I promise to keep everyone constantly updated on the progress of the project.

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