What's the Story?
Armed & Delicious follows a young man, Jimmy "Sparky" Lagala, whose search for a part-time job to help support the family, finds him cast as the pizza-suit, street-corner mascot for Tino's Pizza in Portland, Oregon.
While somewhat peculiar, Tino's Pizza is at first glance a run-of-the-mill pizza joint. That is until Sparky discovers that pizza is merely a front for a large crime syndicate which has infiltrated the Portland foodie scene.
Before long, Sparky is presented with the opportunity to make a little "extra money" and a decision is made which introduces him to an eclectic cast of criminals in a world where power, crime and violence thrives.
As Sparky attempts to maintain a balance between the "real world" (high school, family and his childhood crush Ryann) and the "underworld", he's forced to learn what makes a man and what kind of man he's going to be.
The story, Sparky's story is one that I've been wanting to tell for the past few years. But it was only recently, after I began traveling the traditional publishing route that I realized a contemporary novel with a young male lead doesn't fall neatly within the parameters of "young adult" fiction, a genre which is currently en vogue with many publishers. Altering the nature of the story to "fit in" was not an option, so I decided that the independent route was actually the route for me.
The manuscript is complete, but need your help to get the finals edits done and physical copies printed.
Unless the full $5,000 is raised before Dec. 15th, then Armed & Delicious gets zip, nada, zero. Further down the page is a breakdown of how the money will be used. Every little bit counts and your generosity is more than appreciated.
Thanks and stay awesome.
Below are some samples of your future REWARDS!
---Books will be printed as high quality soft backs, with matte finished cover here in the United States.
It's important that all backers receive quality products that have been designed with tender-lovin care. Here are some samples of the goodies available with your lovely donation.
* The song "Isn't It Love" provided by FMLY. Additional Music for the video provided by Charlie Hester.
Risks and challenges
In order to get the best quality of product I have done extensive research on professional book printing and merchandise companies throughout the US. While I have found people who I feel are more than dependable, there is always the possibility of delays. I will do my very best to ensure that your rewards are delivered by, if not before their delivery date. There will be regular updates for backers of Armed & Delicious and if any variables come into play that may result in delays, you will be the first to know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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