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As a Civil War author of the Renegade Series, I would like to capture the Gettysburg 150th Anniversary for a book trailer.
As a Civil War author of the Renegade Series, I would like to capture the Gettysburg 150th Anniversary for a book trailer.
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I am a Civil War author, and have written four books in the Renegade Series. The first two books in the series have been published: A Beautiful Glittering Lie and A Beckoning Hellfire. Both books have won numerous awards and have received five-star reviews. I have conducted extensive research to assure that these books are historically accurate and entertaining.  

In my pursuit to make the Renegade Series as authentic as possible, I would like to participate in 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment to create a trailer for my books. In order to hire reenactors and a film crew for the video, it would cost thousands of dollars, but the 150th anniversary offers an opportunity to film a book trailer for much less.  

I’m hoping that by pleading my case on Kickstarter, I can accomplish this goal. The money I receive will help pay for some of my travel costs, including airfare and lodging, as well as filming and editing costs. To show my appreciation, I would like to give my backers special gifts for their generosity and support. 

(Special thanks to Buzzbomb Studios and Wayne Henry Sound Studios for helping me with my video.)

Risks and challenges

Because I will be relying on a production company to edit and complete the book trailer, it might take a little longer than the anticipated release date of September. If that happens, I will notify everyone who qualifies for a copy of the book trailer that production has been delayed and they should be receiving their copy sometime in the near future.

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    An autographed book of your choosing, and a special thank you on my website: http://jdrhawkins.com.

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    An autographed copy of each currently published book, a special thank you on my website: http://jdrhawkins.com,
    a personal email to thank you for your enormous generosity, and a digital copy of the book trailer DVD (emailed).

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    An autographed copy of each currently published book, a special thank you on my website: http://jdrhawkins.com,
    a personal email to thank you for your enormous generosity, a personal thank you at the end of the book trailer, and both a digital and physical book trailer DVD.

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    An autographed copy of each currently published book, a special thank you on my website: http://jdrhawkins.com,
    a personal email to thank you for your enormous generosity, a personal thank you at the end of the book trailer, a signed copy of the book trailer DVD, a copy of “The Bonnie Blue Flag” song on parchment, and a souvenir book of the 150th Gettysburg Reenactment.

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    An autographed copy of each currently published book, a special thank you on my website: http://jdrhawkins.com,
    a personal email to thank you for your enormous generosity, a personal thank you at the end of the book trailer, a signed copy of the book trailer DVD, a copy of “The Bonnie Blue Flag” song on parchment, and a souvenir book of the 150th Gettysburg Reenactment, and a lost chapter from the Renegade Series starring YOU as a character in the book!.

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