The funds raised with this Kickstarter will allow me to work on and print this book, begin the foundation I will have in Tana and Parkers name and so much more. All of this is for them and in some ways, it brings them here.
I want this book to be the kind of thing therapists have in their offices. The kind of book, people who have suffered tragedies, can look to for some kind of comfort.
This book is everything.
The Adventures of Parker Reef is a love letter to the life, I, my family and so many people will never get to experience. On March 14th, 2018, my girlfriend Tana and our son, Parker, died in my arms. It was supposed to be the day we welcomed our son into this world. My third child and Tana's first.
This book (90 + pages) is my way of having them in this world in some way. Loss is always difficult and we all experience the pain of someone leaving us. Be it too soon, or after a life well lived, it hurts the same. No more smiles, phone calls...no more anything.
This story is about Parker's dream to see me in this world and Tana helping him prepare for that dream. Tana always believed you should follow your dream and that is exactly what Parker Reef will be trying to do within these pages.
Adventure? Well, you can't just choose to leave the after world and just come back.
You have to earn that.
In my story, souls are the rarest of treasures. When someone is attempting something like Parker is, ALL are watching. All bets are off and the peaceful land he had been in with Tana is no longer where Parker will be. No, the land Parker will be set in will be dangerous. Full of those souls who have been lost, those souls who did evil while in this world and creatures sent by pure evil to try and stop Parker and covet his soul. A land full of challenges and adventure. A land Tana has been preparing him for. After all, who knows what their son would wish for more than their parent?
When he sets out on his journey (with the coolest of companions..more on that IN the book) his soul is then "up for grabs" in a sense.
Its not just demons and monsters. The story runs deep Into thoughts on the afterlife. Where do we go? What choices do we really control while living?
If he fails, his soul could be lost forever.
The most selfless act, to choose to possibly lose your own soul in the attempt to rescue another.
Demons, lost souls, mazes, incredible lands, sweeping landscapes and one boys journey to risk it all to see the father he never met.
Parker will encounter all sorts of creatures and obstacles during his quest to spend a day with me. With a backpack full of special items given to him by his mother, he will set out on his adventure. The catch...even if he makes it, will I know who he is? After all, we never really got to meet.
The story unfolds like a video game. Different levels and achievements to get to the ultimate goal; A sit down with the Guardian of Souls and entrance to the land of the living.
Will he let Parker pass?
Will Parker be allowed a moment in this world?
Will he stand eye-to-eye with the other half of his heart?
What I can say, is this book is everything to me. You may know me from First World or other books I have worked on. This book, I hope, can help others who have lost, but I truly need it for myself and for those who knew Tana and knew the love she made you feel.
Thanks for checking out this project.
I am asking for $14,000 to help pay the creative team, print the 90 plus page book and to help fund the foundation for children in Tana and Parker's name. More about that later.
Risks and challenges
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