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   She is confident, bold, sassy and knows what she wants but her mother, Mama Brown knows how to keep a tight reign on her. Her curiosity and fearless sense of wonder are what tend to get her into trouble. As long as anyone could remember, Cecelia has always wanted to be a detective. She idolizes her two girl power heroes, Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou. Cecelia also REALLY likes 'Sherlock Homeboy' on her favorite children's TV network. He solves mysteries; he is brave and smart and strong, and she wants to be just like him. 'Another day, another mystery to solve..' she says. If it isn't one thing, then it's another. So many important things for her to investigate! 

'Who ate mama's last slice of apple pie? 

'Who is this boy that keeps hanging out with my sister?' 

'Why does our next door neighbor act so weird!?' 

'Is there a hidden arcade in the White House?' 

Her personality leads her into fun and a bit of mischief, but everything always works out in the end.

 

We look to release the series, 'Ms. Cecelia Brown Saves the Town. It is a 32-page children's book that falls into the 'contemporary realistic fiction' category. It is suitable for children ages 7 to 11. The image came to me one day and powerfully caught my attention, I couldn't stop laughing at the story premise and shared it with my most trusted critic, my wife, and the project was in motion. The character and the title were fresh, funny, unique and I couldn't stop thinking about how hilarious a book like this could be.

     Our goal is $3,500, which would be enough to pay the illustrator for his labor, to get the book printed and ship the orders. We would appreciate two to three times that amount to cover costs for promotion and an upgrade to the book covers, paper weight and the inks used but what we plan to use is superb but expensive in short print runs. 

The illustrator and I hope to bring this story to the market and share our quirky sense of humor and unique way of viewing the world, and we hope that you'd like to join us on the journey. We believe in the potential of the series and are willing to do what is necessary to bring it to the world. It isn't just us who loves it but a growing legion of fans who are making their voices heard, and we are responding.

FEEDBACK FROM SUPPORTERS AND FANS ON FACEBOOK EXCITED ABOUT MS. CECELIA BROWN!

  

     

 

 

This installment of the series is 'THE CASE OF THE BOY WHO WON'T GO HOME!' Her sister Simone is just old enough at 17 to have a friend come by the house. Cecelia is used to seeing Eve, Charlene, Tina, and Tracy as her sisters visiting company. Nobody told Cecelia that it would be a BOY! Oh no! That's unacceptable! She has some strong feelings about it. She does not KNOW him! She will need to use her investigative skills to find out more about who he is, even if it gets her in a little trouble.

Below are a couple of sample pages from this story representing when she meets Simone's friend 'Craig,' the good-natured captain of the local high school's football team. 

 

 

 

     This book will delight children as well as adults with the strong female protagonists, the ridiculous story premises, and the family values that this book promotes. This series seeks to give a genuine reflection of the African-American experience in its quick wit and humor as well as being endearing and sweet. The series will deal with issues appropriate for the reading level of the 7-11-year-old reading group such as the importance of obeying parents, building self-esteem, promotion of the arts and awareness of historically relevant artists, using our manners, hygiene, self-affirmation and having dreams and goals.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

As with ANY project, there could be challenges. This Kickstarter campaign is our first but the illustrator and I are both experienced in our fields, and I have taken months to research, plan and coordinate this campaign to avoid common pitfalls and setbacks. We have calculated the costs for labor and order completion in addition to a small contingency cushion. We are well prepared, efficient and ready to bring this project to the world!

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    We will send you a digital copy of the cover art from the project as a memento of your support. You helped to make it happen! We appreciate every level that our supporters choose to contribute.

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    Ms. Cecelia Brown Saves the Town eBook.

    How can a book with such a funny name be so fun!? This version of the book is a great-priced gift for young ones who prefer to interact via a tablet or laptop.

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    A Heartfelt Thank You Card

    Our author, John Crooks, will personally sit down and write you a 'Thank You' card on Cecelia Brown stationery. A great conversation piece for your mantle and a personal memento to show your support and friendship with a very thankful author.

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    Standard Softcover

    We will send a softcover book for your young one to enjoy. We have lovingly gone over each face and its expression, every pose and every image on every page to give you the highest quality story possible.

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    Hard Cover

    We will have a hardcopy made for you and sent to your address. What a GREAT way to preserve this splendid book for children that may be a little hard on literature! It is also a durable solution for a home collection, schools, daycare and grade school.

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    24X36 Wall Poster and eBook

    It sometimes just isn't enough to just have a book that your child likes but they want all of the accessories. Want to be the parent who is the hero because she knew that in advance? Our high-quality, professional print wall poster will give them joy for years to come, feeling close to Ms. Cecelia Brown.

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    Birthday Call from Ms. Cecelia Brown

    Is there any way that we can make your special day even more magical!? To have Ms. Cecelia Brown call your child herself along with the author and wish them a happy birthday! Available anytime after the campaign ends. Also includes an eBook!

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    Two hardcovers, birthday call & a poster

    We will give you a GREAT value and send you TWO hardcover books, we will ask Ms. Cecelia Brown to call your loved one on their special day and send them a 24 X 36 poster also.

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    Signed Family Heirloom Hardback

    We would like this moment to be special for you. If you buy a book because of the birth of a child, a sweet gift or marking a milestone memory. Let us be the ones to help mark that time in their lives. We will turn the picture that you supply us with, into a beautiful memento on one of their favorite books. They can also give it to their kids. It is surely worth having.

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