It's been exactly one year since the successful funding of my first Gup the Sailor novel: The Dangerous Voyage of Gup the Sailor! Now this year, I come to my readers again, encouraging them to continue to support my writing by backing a novel that meets the modern literary adventure needs of the developing minds of children across a spectrum of ages.
From ten years old to one-hundred, yes, even the young at heart can find themselves inspired by my stories, which pay homage to classic adventure fiction narratives, with a modern twist that today's children won't be able to put down! By backing my novel, you will also be helping me support independent publishing professionals whom I've selected to help me make my novels the best they can be. Your generous backer pledges will go directly to funding these necessary production costs of my novel:
*Professional Editor, Patti Geesey
*Professional Illustrator, Holly Huffenberger
*Marketing Strategist, Jewel Jones Creative
*Publishing Group, MommaShark Press
*Audio Professionals at JaCl Corp Studios
I'd like to again thank my backers from my last KickStarter Campaign, and thank you in advance for your consideration and pledges for my upcoming novel Gup the Sailor and the Devil to Pay!
Risks and challenges
One of the greatest risks I faced this past year was trying to meet a publishing deadline for my upcoming novel Gup the Sailor and the Devil to Pay. After my family's home and all our belongings were completely wiped out by the Houston, Texas flooding during Hurricane Harvey, my original plan to use the funds from my first published book to produce my second novel had to be tossed out in favor of keeping my family's financial needs afloat during our time of displacement and loss. My town sustained over 40" of water during that storm, and having to live in temporary accommodations for months made finding the time, money, and peace to market my first novel and complete and produce my current one a momentous challenge! And the risk I take by turning to Kickstarter again is not meeting my financial goals, thereby failing to have Gup the Sailor and the Devil to Pay published by my deadline. Since the hurricane, I've had to move my publication date back four months behind my typical schedule. This has made keeping my reader-engagement difficult, as they now must wait even longer to find out what happens to our hero next! The good news is, I am deeply committed to my readers, and will stop at nothing to deliver an adventure that will take them away on another incredible journey! As they say... come hell or high water!
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