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M.J KreyzerBy M.J Kreyzer
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M.J KreyzerBy M.J Kreyzer
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About

      This project started out (and remains) a project out of love for my first and only son whom we lovingly refer to as 'Baby Son' or 'Chubby Son' or, for the sake of simplicity, 'Chubby'. At its core, The Adventures of Sir Winston is a story about imagination. Being the bravest puppies ever, Sir Winston and The Sweetie will stalwartly endeavor to explore the universe's most exotic locations. As long as we have our imaginations, there will also be another adventure.

The Dedication Page for 'The Adventures of Sir Winston'
The Dedication Page for 'The Adventures of Sir Winston'

     Sir Winston and The Sweetie are real. More than just a couple of characters that I invented on a whim, they are and always will be my first two children. As Chubby Son gets older, having seen Sir Winston's and Sweetie's exploits in bright, vivid color, my hope is that he will join them as soon as he can in their journeys, traversing the most treacherous corners of our backyard as his endlessly energetic Scotty friends sprint circles around his feet. Through these stories he will learn about the importance of family, love, and the limitless bounds of his own imagination. In a world of cell phones and tablets and streaming television, a creative mind has become a cherished though sadly scarce commodity. By tossing Sir Winston and The Sweetie into the craziest, zaniest, and most action-packed locations ever printed in a children's book, The Adventures of Sir Winston is a thrilling adventure that aims to stimulate a child's imagination and show them just how amazing and exhilarating a creative mind can be.

      I intend to continue writing these stories until Baby Son gets too old to appreciate them. And when my sweet puppies Sir Winston and The Sweetie have crossed the rainbow bridge and gone on their greatest adventure where I can't follow, I'm sure I will start again. We can't see the future, but the realities of life dictate that not everybody will be able to share the love, happiness and excitement that Sir Winston and the Sweetie are overflowing with. More than that, though, I wish to do what little I am capable to draw children back to the world of books. Not tablets or eReaders, but physical books that they can touch, where they can turn the pages. To me, there would be no greater excitement than Chubby Son sitting on my lap with his hands on the next page, anxious to find out what happens next.

Sir Winston and The Sweetie in Real Life
Sir Winston and The Sweetie in Real Life

     I fully intent to print off several copies of each book as I write them: one for each member of my family, and several for myself to use and store away in order to replace the books as they get old and worn. But I would like to share these two wonderful dogs with the world, to offer a place where children can escape all distractions and become immersed in exotic adventures accompanied by the two most loyal companions imaginable. A limited print run of quality, hardcover books is my goal, and that's what the money would be used for: printing, promotion, and shipping costs. I will be writing this book either way, but I would love to be able to spread the love and show kids just how exciting an adventure with Sir Winston and The Sweetie could be.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risks I face in this process is the publication of the physical copies themselves. My largest concern is finding a deal on printing as reduced prices come as part of a bulk discount. Being a creative, my biggest fear is always whether or not people will actually like the story, while that same worry persists when ordering a print job; I don't want to be sitting on a thousand unwanted copies of 'The Adventures of Sir Winston'. Even in that situation, though, my goal is to spread the love of Sir Winston and the Sweetie, and the books would eventually find a home whether they are purchased or donated.

My hope, though, is that children will love these puppies as much as I do and that I can build a fan base that allows me to repeat this same process of distribution with all subsequent 'Sir Winston' adventures.

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    Leather-bound copy of 'The Adventures of Sir Winston', 2016-17 calendar, the coloring/activity book, an envelope of their adventure pictures, and a dramatic, custom illustrated portrait depicting Sir Winston and the Sweetie on an adventure of your choosing.

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