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I decided to write The Aquaguardians when I noticed I couldn't find another book which showed us how we as a people could accomplish anything. I wanted to read that story. That story which held us in such an incredible position, being born in a country with such freedoms as we have.  I see people everyday who just allow things to happen to them, without ever taking a stand, without raising a voice, without even raising an eyebrow. I wanted to write the story which let everyone know that they are important, that sometimes we should take a stand and be proud, be heard, and be strong. And I have that in The Aquaguardians.

Dr. Calvin Thomas is an intelligent man. The problem is that when he felt betrayed, he lost his way -- and his mind.  Unfortunately, he is also arrogant, selfish and powerful. Powerful men step aside for him. So, when he decides to do harm, a large group of people decide to follow him, leaving those who have no resources on the outside, trying to survive and allowing him to reign.

This is the story of those people who were left behind in a world destroyed. This is the story of the few who refused to lie down and let death control them. This is the story of those who refused not to be heard.

I have written other books, but they have never felt as urgent as this one. I have put the others on the back burner until this one is out. I am submitting this work to all those who are looking for the chance to leave this problem filled land behind for a while and come join me in a land far, far away, and to help me to write this book and to give it the extra care it needs in order to make it successful. Unfortunately, I find myself in the position of not being able to put all of my time into it to finish. That is why I am bringing this project to the attention of the Kickstarter family. 

This is why I am seeking your attention in making this dream a reality and it is also why I can’t wait to share this work with all of you.
My goal is to raise $25,000. It will be spent on self-publishing 4,000 hard cover copies and 4,000 soft cover copies of the book. 100 of the hard cover copies will have different covers (a little surprise for some who have helped to push this work forward). It will also be used to pay for advertising, editing, publicity, layout, fulfillment, illustrations and all other incidentals. The book has 5 different characters who touch each others' lives in unique ways, to both bring Cal to power and to kickoff his downfall.  I want this story to be told the way it was meant to be told.  Description is a big thing with me and one of the biggest highlights of the book. Most of my work will be done from the Rocky Mountain area. The research is finished on the east coast. The remainder of the funds will be used to buy the time I need to finish writing the book.and to create audio books.


I have met many amazing people on this journey, people who have spent the better parts of their lives studying water pollutants. They are all behind this book 100% and have contributed where their expertise was needed. They are all anxious to see it finished. Some have donated their time and talents to seeing it work. Some of you will meet them in the newsletter and others may meet them in person. I can’t wait.


If you believe, as I do, that this book will help many begin to take better notice of our abilities in life, and to rediscover the joy of losing ourselves in the written word, then I implore you to help by pledging your support and take part in the world of The Aquaguardians. With your pledge you will receive many fracking wonderful rewards. I am sure you agree. You will find the exchanges on the Kickstarter website. And, thank you, in advance.

Some of the exchanges that are offered are beer steins with the name of one of the main meeting places during the exudus and a picture of the bar on it. Others are pens, tees, bookmarks, chapters I've removed for editing purposes, and many other goodies.  

I hope you enjoy this process with me. And wait 'til you meet Kurt...

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    $1--Your name will be mentioned on the book's contributor's page and my gratitude.

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    $55--You will receive the same as the $1 level, the $10 level plus a newsletter of the book's progress. The newsletter features updates on the book’s progress, and a blow-by-blow of all the strange little things that can happen when writers do what they do.

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    $75--You will receive the same as the $55 level plus an extra hard cover copy of the book, a Bradley Bar stein and a tee shirt with one of the illustrations from the book. (The Bradley Bar, Hotdog Beach, Cal's lab, or Kurt appearing on the mountain). (At this level please specify your shirt size.)

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    $100--You will receive the same as the $55 level plus (2) autographed hard cover copies of the book, and 3 Aquaguardian bookmarks, 3 Aquaguardian pens, and 2 Aquaguardian/Bradley Bar Steins.

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    $300--At this level, I have a special gift for those who pledge, You will receive not just the autograph, but a special note written to you on Aquaguardian stationery from the desk of Brigette Ford. You will also receive everything at the $100 level.

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    500--You will receive everything at level $300, plus a copy of one of the chapters, and the book’s tee shirt and a poster of one of the illustrations in the book.

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    $1000--You will receive everything at the $500 level, 3 autographed hard cover copies of the book with a special note to you and two other people of your choice, and your name listed on the dedication page. You will also receive 3 tee shirts with the book’s title and cover illustration on the front of the tee and a copy of the page with your name on it on the back of the tee.

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    $5000--You will receive everything at the $1000 level plus an invitation to a book signing which will be taking place in your town. You can count on that! At this level you will also receive a copy of the book before its final editing.

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    $9,500--You will receive everything at the $5000 level, plus an invitation to a party thrown for those who contribute at this level and above at the Bradley Bar. During the research for this novel there were certain strange incidents which took place. Contribution at this level gets you one of these stories written with an autograph. There are ten, each contributor receives one. This will make your copy unique. At this level you will also receive periodical sample chapters all throughout the process of the book’s progress.

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    At this level I have decided to part with some really rare info. I have decided to make available six chapters which will be cut out of the revision. I find that in these chapters there is usually always information which adds to the story. Those who contribute at this level will receive one of these chapters along with what is offered at the $9,500 level. I am also looking for six names for the characters in part 2 of The Aquaguardians. Would you like to help me out? I'll tell you a little about them when I receive your information. (I am looking for the first and last name of a character, if you have a certain background in mind for the character, let me know that, too.) And you can let me know over a Reuben and a beer at the party I will be throwing for us at the Bradley Bar.

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