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BRIAN DWYREBy BRIAN DWYRE
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BRIAN DWYREBy BRIAN DWYRE
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Interview with my son William on WFMZ tv

Hello Everyone!

I'm super excited to be getting my products off the ground after a two year long battle.  It's been a lot of hard work but I can say that I have developed a premium product that I think both kids and parents will enjoy thoroughly.  I have set up a kickstarter campaign because I have exhausted just about every asset I have to make this happen and I need some cash on hand for marketing and the every day stuff that is sure to come up.  I'll also need money to attend trade shows and purchase booths etc to showcase my products.  I believe that this will change story-time forever for the better.  I need your help. 

MY STORY

My name is Brian and my Wife Kimberly and I are parents of three children.  We have a 5 year old named William, a 4 year old named Kendall, and 2 year old named Luke.  I knew when I had my children that I would be continuing the legacy of singing Sweet Baby James by James Taylor to them at bedtime.  In fact, it was something I was really looking forward to. 

When I was a young boy, every night I would refuse to go to sleep unless my Father came into my room to sing me a song.  He would kneel at my bedside and ask which song I wanted that night.  I was typically choosing between three main songs.  Those songs were, Sweet Baby James, Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys by Willie Nelson, and Cats in the Cradle.  One night he told me that his Father and his relationship was much like the one the character in Cats in the Cradle is portrayed.  He said his Father wasn't around very much to teach him how to throw a baseball, or drive a car, but despite that disconnect, he had admiration, respect, and love for him.  To this day, and even as I write this now I still get emotional when I hear that song on the radio or think about it's meaning and lyrics.  I think what made me most upset and still does tot his day is that you love your parents so much and when they tell you that their experience was different, you feel almost a sense of guilt that they never had that very same experience.

So once I became a Father I immediately began singing my children to sleep.  I was singing the same songs my Father before me did and wouldn't you know it...the kids loved it.  Every night they would make requests and I would sing to them.  Then one day I had this idea to create books that utilized songs that had meaning.  Songs that told a story with a great, wholesome message.  I then took a mortgage out on the house, got the okay from my awesome wife, and rolled the dice.  And that brings us to where we are today.

In a cruel and unfortunate twist I was unable to get the rights to Sweet Baby James and Cats in the Cradle and frankly I might be the only person my age that knows that Willie Nelson song so I ended up with three different titles.  

This story is a personal one and one that comes from the heart.  I can say that I feel very fortunate that my Father was and is not like the Father in "Cats in the Cradle" and I would say that this project is a thank you of sorts to both of my parents for always being there.

Risks and challenges

I can't see any real risks outside of the product not performing as well as I would hope. This will be my first order and I will be receiving 9000 books, 3000 of each title. They will be Billy Joel's Lullabye, Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, and The Temptation's My Girl. Every step is complete on my end at this point. Just waiting for the books to arrive which should be here mid May. I plan to work tirelessly to make sure I get to a seamless system of operations so that I can have quick shipping methods and get everything in order. I've always been very organized so this is right in my wheel house.

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