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By John McNichol
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About

First published in 2008, the Young Chesterton Chronicles opened up a new direction in Catholic fiction. Far from being a "dead" market, the series proved that there was definitely a market for great stories told with a Catholic flavor and mindset. >However, despite selling through printing after printing, times grew hard for most Catholic publishers. Several Catholic publishers closed their fiction lines, and even the Young Chesterton Chronicles had to find a new home.

But now, in 2017, with one book left to publish in the series, the YCC has a new ally in the world of Catholic publishing--an ally that can tip the scales, turn the tide and get this series back on the shelves and ready to move Catholic storytelling forward again. and that Ally is...

You! You, with your dollars, your love for great stories, your love for the faith, and your desire for a new literary culture to rise again in the tradition of Tolkien, Lewis and Williams. You are the greatest ally this series has, because you are the kind of person who made The Tripods Attack a best-seller, kept the series afloat by buying its sequel, The Emperor of North America , and have asked for years about the progress of the third and final novel in the series, Where the Red Sands Fly.

...and is that third book coming? The one we've been waiting seven years for? Yes, indeed! We're nearing the finish line at last. But to cross it, we need you!

Risks and challenges

There's a lot that goes into making a book happen besides typing on the computer and hitting the send button. The first two novels in the series were published by two different publishers (in 2008 and 2011), and we are now attempting to get all three in one publishing house. Restoring the copyrights of the first two books to the author so that this transition can happen will, in our case, cost a bit in fees to smooth out the intellectual property wrinkles. In addition, the third book is ready to go to editors (to whom we need to pay a living wage), and the previous books will need an additional edit before republishing by our new publishing home, Hillside Education.

This Kickstarter will smooth out all publishing wrinkles with the stroke of a key on your keyboard, providing the needed funding. Your contribution will help us to transfer the rights of all books in the series to the author, and pay for editing necessary to get the third and final book in the series in print. Having full rights to all three novels will do more than just give all three books a common home; Hillside will be able to market and license the YCC brand (Who'd like a Gilbert action figure! C'mon, you know you want one!), and a host of other things. …

Well, if you're tired of waiting, and would like a bit of swag and a personal visit from the author thrown in to boot, here's your chance!

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