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The baddest biker in town! Yep, and he's only 7-years old! Well at least that's his dream... to ride a rumbling, grumbling motorcycle!
The baddest biker in town! Yep, and he's only 7-years old! Well at least that's his dream... to ride a rumbling, grumbling motorcycle!
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Illustrated children's book "When Willie Got His Wheels"

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Me on the Foothills Parkway in Tennessee (Okay, maybe a bit like Bill the Biker!)
Me on the Foothills Parkway in Tennessee (Okay, maybe a bit like Bill the Biker!)

Hi! My name is Ralph Davila. I was fortunate to find a sort of magical creative inspiration in recent months that I haven't felt since childhood. I began writing without purpose or thought and found myself creating what I hope will be the first of many books within the "Willie's Wonderful Adventures" children's book series! 

ABOUT THE BOOK

When Willie Got His Wheels children's book is about a 7-year old boy from a small Midwestern town with an adventurous imagination. Willie's dream is to become the coolest motorcyclist in school! 

Willie gobbles his dinner down and runs to the couch so he can immediately continue daydreaming about his motorcycle adventures!
Willie gobbles his dinner down and runs to the couch so he can immediately continue daydreaming about his motorcycle adventures!

THE CHALLENGE

Of course, it's obviously challenging to publish successfully, even in the digital age. With printing, mailing and promotional costs, among many others mounting, I'm turning to you for support! 

My hope is that with your support and encouragement you can partner with my sister, Sara Davila-Harrison, (Creative Director), Rita Csizmadia (Illustrator) and I to bring a special, fun and goofy story (as well as a smile!) to your children and others around the world. 

Willie jumps into bed and falls asleep to dream about his two-wheeled motorbike!
Willie jumps into bed and falls asleep to dream about his two-wheeled motorbike!

WHAT WILL YOUR DONATION HELP FUND?

Your money will help fund:

  • Typesetting, proofs and printer setup
  • Illustration services
  • Printing of 100 "First Edition" paperback books 
  • Printing of 250 regular edition paperback books
  • Shipping, handling and distribution to stores
  • E-book distribution to all major book retailers (online and in-store)
  • Initial promotional push and marketing materials
  • First round of merchandise and supporting products (500 posters, 500 laminated bookmarks, 500 stickers)
  • Willie's dream of coming to life for children around the world!

WHY AM I QUALIFIED?

You may be wondering what my background is and why I'm qualified to write and publish a children's book. That's a great question! First and foremost, I believe in this book with every fiber of my character and have enjoyed every moment of writing it and working with my sister to illustrate it. It's been an awesome experience! And we're just in the beginning stages! 

I've been writing since I was a child and am astonished by the power of words and how they can shape the mind and way we think. With that said, I took my passion and received my bachelor's and master's degrees from the School of Journalism with a focus in public relations from Kent State University. 

I have written speeches for CEOs, ghost written feature articles for major magazines and have won national awards for my storytelling. I was fortunate to be able to start PR and social media departments for Fortune 300 companies, agencies and non-profits - refining the way they communicate. 

I have also written and promoted artists, writers and even musicians, which has provided me with an in-depth understanding of multiple artistic genres!

THE NEXT STEP

With this small glimpse into my background, I have all of the necessary skills to successfully launch, promote and publicize this exciting children's book to the masses. Of course I say this so you know that YOUR investment will NOT go to waste!

Thank you again for visiting my Kickstarter page and for any donation you are willing to provide! Your investment will put smiles on children's faces and excitement in their hearts! 

Please visit Willie's Wonderful Adventures Facebook page and be sure to Like us! You'll then be in-the-know on all of the news, exciting updates and fantastic community that will bring Willie to life and watch him grow!

 

Willie's super cool helmet!
Willie's super cool helmet!

 

Risks and challenges

Possible challenges and risks arise in any project undertaken! First and foremost, funding is the greatest challenge. But that's why I'm here! To build a community of like-minded, supportive individuals who are ready and willing to make a book like this possible!

Secondly, publication date is a challenge and a risk. To maximize success, this book should launch in the month of September during the beginning of the school year. This will help draw attention, build momentum and allow me to pre-schedule school, children's hospital, library, bookstore and other event readings, as well as pre-promote on television, radio and print through my background in PR and marketing.

In the end, I am fully confident that with you support there is no doubt that this book will be a great success!

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    Ignition Package

    Name recognition as a thank-you in the book.

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    TRAINING WHEELS PACKAGE

    "First edition" e-book PDF download before it hits the shelves!

    When Willie Got His Wheels official "Riding Crew" certificate for your kids

    5"x5" laminated Willie sticker

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    ALWAYS A RIDER PACKAGE

    "First edition" e-book PDF download before it hits the shelves!

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" book mark

    When Willie Got His Wheels official "Riding Crew" certificate for your kids

    5"x5" laminated Willie sticker

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    CRUISIN' COOL PACKAGE

    Signed "final version" manuscript by author

    "First edition" e-book PDF download before it hits the shelves!

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" book mark

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" 18" x 24" glossy poster

    When Willie Got His Wheels official "Riding Crew" certificate for your kids

    5"x5" laminated Willie sticker

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    FULL TANK PACKAGE

    Signed "final version" original manuscript and printed "First edition" book by author

    Your family's (or child's) name recognized on all global social media outlets (Facebook page, Twitter, etc.)

    First edition e-book PDF download before it hits the shelves!

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" book mark

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" 18" x 24" glossy poster

    When Willie Got His Wheels official "Riding Crew" certificate for your kids

    5"x5" laminated Willie sticker

    Custom Willie Facebook supporter badge

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    CHROME RIMS PACKAGE

    Shout out and thank you in first promotional video by the author as a premiere supporter pivotal in launching this book!

    Signed "final version" original manuscript and printed "First edition" book by author and illustrator

    Your family's (or child's) name recognized on all global social media outlets (Facebook page, Twitter, etc.)

    First edition e-book PDF download before it hits the shelves!

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" 18" x 24" glossy poster

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" book mark

    When Willie Got His Wheels official "Riding Crew" certificate for your kids

    5"x5" laminated Willie sticker

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    "90 in a 55!" SMOKIN' WHEELS PACKAGE

    Personal Skpe or Facetime reading of the book to your children by the author! (In August -September 2016)

    Shout out and thank you in first promotional video by the author as a premiere supporter pivotal in launching this book!

    Signed "final version" original manuscript and printed "First edition" book by author

    Your family's (or child's) name recognized on all global social media outlets (Facebook page, Twitter, etc.)

    First edition e-book PDF download before it hits the shelves!

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" 18" x 24" glossy poster

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" book mark

    When Willie Got His Wheels official "Riding Crew" certificate for your kids

    5"x5" laminated Willie sticker

    Custom Willie Facebook supporter badge

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    ULTIMATE RIDER'S EDITION PACKAGE

    Hand-drawn illustration of your child, or children, to be included in the book as official characters (Willie's friends) and a framed printed illustration signed by the author and illustrator

    Personal Skpe or Facetime reading of the book to your children by the author! (In August -September 2016)

    Shout out and thank you in first promotional video by the author as a premiere supporter pivotal in launching this book!

    Signed "final version" original manuscript and printed "First edition" book by author

    Your family's (or child's) name recognized on all global social media outlets (Facebook page, Twitter, etc.)

    First edition e-book PDF download before it hits the shelves!

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" 18" x 24" glossy poster

    "When Willie Got His Wheels" book mark

    When Willie Got His Wheels official "Riding Crew" certificate for your kids

    5"x5" laminated Willie sticker

    Custom Willie Facebook supporter badge

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- (30 days)