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Logan discovers an old book about Greek myths that aren't so mythical or quite right. The more he reads, the more he sees.

REWARDS UPDATE (from Update #3):
- All backers receive the handmade paper True Mythology bookmark!
- A pledge of $50 gets you the illustration print from the $70 reward level. More for less!
- Pledges $100 or more receive physical and digital copies of the book!
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Centaurs, Dryads, Olympians, oh my...
What if the Greek gods really did exist?  What if they're still around?
What if when you see something from the corner of your eye, there's something more than you realize?

Check out the first chapter here!  Chapter One

I've spent the last few years writing Discovery, the first book in my Tales of True Mythology pentalogy.  After some time looking into the publishing world I discovered that traditional publishing has become almost impossible to break into.  Tens of thousands of authors submit their work into the major publishing houses every year, creating almost a sea of manuscripts to wade through.

So self-publishing it is!  The problem with self-publishing, though, is the large amount of money needed up front to fund the printing.  That's where you come in!

The money given here to back my project will be used to pay for the printing package from the self-publishing company I've chosen.  It's reasonable, so I don't need a ton of money, and efficient.  This company provides an on-demand printing setup, so a book is only made when someone purchases it, eliminating excess unpurchased books piled up in a warehouses or my bedroom.  No waste!

My manuscript is done and has been tweaked several times after good feedback from at least a dozen readers ages 13 to 50.  Once this project succeeds, it will start with no delay!

I really want to thank you for even taking the time to check this project out.  I never imagined myself writing books, but life always has different plans for us.  I hope you will join me in this adventure!  Who knows where it will lead!

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    Thank you! I will have your name listed on a Supporter Acknowledgment page in the back of the book! UPDATE: And you will receive a handmade paper bookmark (made by me)!

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    NEW REWARD! You will have your name in the back of the book, and an e-book copy sent to you!

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    You will have your name in the back of the book, and your choice between a shiny new e-book copy or a fresh paperback copy sent to you as soon as they roll off the press! We (author and illustrator) will even sign it if that suits your fancy (not the e-book, I wouldn't know how to do that...).

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    Your name will be in the back of the book, you can choose between any format of the book, including hardcover, and you will receive the first five chapters to the sequel Atlantis! (in a pdf)

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    Your name is in the back, you get any copy of the book, sneak peek chapters from the sequel, and you will receive an exclusive print illustration from the story, made by the illustrator Dustin Hodgkinson! Signed, if you want.

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    Name in the back, copy of the book, sneak peek chapters, exclusive illustration, and a second illustration print from the upcoming sequel Atlantis!

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    You're ridiculous and I love you! Your name, a book, sneak peek, the exclusive illustrations - all yours... AND I will name a character after you in the sequel being written right now!

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