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About

Welcome to the World of Lost in Time. Hi, my name is William Garcia and this Kickstarter campaign is for my first novel Lost in Time. This campaign is specifically for funding the creation of my first book, build a website, and create additional illustrations.

THE STORY

During a science experiment at Duke University, Michelle a young girl of six years old witnesses her Mother vaporized by a blue energy sphere. Ten years have passed; Michelle now is sixteen years old and blames her father for the accident.

Michelle has many friends, a group of teens that are having life troubles of parental divorce, loss, abandonment, and bullying. 

Michelle has two best friends, Jennifer the local 17-year-old race car driver/mechanic and Ronnie, a 16-year-old budding Zoologist, who has a unique touch with animals. Ronnie’s little brother Alpha, 11, a linguist is always getting in the way with his best friend Yaozu, an 11-year-old skateboard, biker, X-Game master. 

Rex the town bully is from a broken home. Rex channels his pain and heartbreak by harassing Michael, the musical prodigy whose parents have filed for a divorce. Michael is a teen whose only wish is to be left alone so he can play his music.

During a field trip to Duke University, the teen's witness Michelle's father arrested for trespassing. Michelle learns that the lab will be demolished the next day, and her father is taken to jail. That night she sneaks out of Ronnie’s home to attempt to find her mother, it's her last chance. Michelle’s friends fail to stop her, and all the teens are transported into the blue energy field.

As Michelle searches for her mother the teens learn about each other and the world from the past. They try to find their way back home to their timeline and the families they have left behind. The group of seven teens are enriched and enlightened; they gain an appreciation for what they have when they experience worlds without electricity, cars, cell phones, or social media. 

CONCEPT

There may be no other concept that captures the imagination more than the idea of time travel -- the ability to travel to any point in the past or future. What could be cooler? You could jump into your time machine to go back and see significant events in history and talk to the people who were there! Who would you travel back to see? Julius Caesar? Leonardo da Vinci? Elvis? You could go back and meet yourself at an earlier age, go forward and see how you look in the future. It's these possibilities that have made time travel the subject of so many science fiction books, television series, and movies.

 Lost In Time, The exploration of time, space, and history told through the eyes of seven teens. Lost in Time will not just entertain but also educate our kids to learn about our history so they may make our future a better place to live.

CONCEPTUAL ART OF MY CHARACTERS  

A boy who's from a broken home. His only wish to stay lost and never return home.
A boy who's from a broken home. His only wish to stay lost and never return home.
The 12 year old linguist with a sharp tongue and a way with the ladies.
The 12 year old linguist with a sharp tongue and a way with the ladies.
The COOL  XGame Master who  loves to get into trouble.
The COOL XGame Master who loves to get into trouble.
On the throttle this 2 Club member with a heart of gold will overtake your heart.
On the throttle this 2 Club member with a heart of gold will overtake your heart.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

William Garcia is a Multi - Suncoast Emmy award-winning journalist and filmmaker. Having a passion for television and film, I have been involved in filming, producing television and feature films for over 30 years.  

As a producer and director of photography, I started my career at ABC-TV in Miami, FL in 1983. Traveling the world, I documented historical events and news stories across the Globe.  

In the 1990’s I was selected to represent WTSP-TV in a Soviet/American journalist exchange program with USSR Gosteleradio from the former Soviet Union during perestroika. My work in the former Soviet Union earned me a Suncoast Emmy for best documentary and an award from The Radio and Television News Director Association.  I also covered the Space Shuttle missions from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration facility in Cocoa Beach, FL and was instrumental for the weekly sports television show ”Sports Jam Live” and “The Don Shula Show” covering the NFL and MLB for the South Florida television market.

I have filmed some of the most newsworthy, political, sporting and historical events of the late 20th Century for which I won over a dozen awards and nominations. After 15 years in live television, news, and sports programming I continue my career in the motion picture film and television industry; This is my first novel.

In 1990, I was working as a News Cameraman. I met Steven Spielberg at Universal Studios Orlando. We both wanted to ride Jaws at Universal, but at the time the ride’s technical problems caused us to take a raincheck, becoming the attraction and shark that most of us remember. Steven laughed about the Shark's inability to work. Steven Spielberg's work inspired me to become a filmmaker and to write the story of "Lost in Time."

Steven Spielberg and I, Universal Studios Orlando Media Day 1990
Steven Spielberg and I, Universal Studios Orlando Media Day 1990

WHY KICKSTARTER?

I have spent many years writing the story and hiring illustrators for Lost in Time. I also wrote a screenplay co-written by James Shepard, a writer based in South Carolina. I pitched the screenplay around Hollywood for the last year, and the reaction was always the same from the studios and networks, they wanted an existing IP to move the project to a television series or a movie. 

I don't want to spend the next few years searching for agents and editors. So! I'm turning to Kickstarter and to the public for pre-sales to cover the associated self-publishing set up fees and other cost required to self-publish.

Through Kickstarter, I'm offering signed and unsigned books, fine art prints of the illustrations, posters, website access, and other gifts. After publication Lost in Time will be available on Amazon and other book outlets.

USE OF FUNDS

It requires funding to format the manuscript, hire additional illustrators, publish the book and print the posters and art work, here is the short list of what I'm using your funds for:

  • Copy Editor fees
  • Design concepts for the Drone
  • Design concepts for the Time Machine
  • Create additional Illustrations for the book 
  • Ebook Formating (AZW, ePub, or PDF) 
  • Printing cost (books, posters, & illustrations)
  • Website development and design 

I'm also launching a website, creating a series of books, shooting a short film, and much, much more. This is only the beginning. 

 HELP US SPREAD THE WORD

We cannot do this without you. You can support us financially, or just by helping us spread the word. Here are additional ways you can help:

  • Sharing this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, or any social media 
  • Follow us 
  • Tell your friends
  • Forward the campaign to News and Media outlets
  • History Teachers, this project is perfect for any History or Social Studies teacher 

I'm also in the process of writing a series of books.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

I would like to thank my brother Michael and my nephew Jayden for shooting the video. A shout out to Adam Kaplan, CEO/Producer from Ask Media. Thank you Drew Beatty, our editor for the Kickstarter video. You did a great job. 

Adam Kaplan, Producer

Drew Beatty - Editor 

Jayden Landrain - Assit Director 

Michael Landrain - DP/Camera 

http://askmediaproductions.com

Risks and challenges

Raising funds via crowd funding is very difficult. This is my first-time self-publishing a book. The manuscript is complete and I have researched the particular technical and cost requirements to publish the book, there is still unforeseen cost that I might not be familiar with publishing. The only risk is delivery date of the paperback and posters.

I am confident in my book and confident in the support of the fantastic fans of the fantasy and science fiction community. Together, we can make this book come to life!

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    HAVE LUNCH WITH THE AUTHOR AND FILMMAKER

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    NAME THE U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL THAT CHASES OUR TIME TRAVELERS.

    You'll work with me to name The U.S. Government Official that discovers our time travelers. He is in the U.S. Military and must learn the identity of our time travelers. The name has to be appropriate for the story, so send a name my way via the Contact Me link on the project page, if interested in this reward!

    I'll include your name in a Special Thanks section in the front of the eBook and printed book. You'll also receive an autographed paperback copy of "Lost in Time" as well as an eBook copy in your preferred format.

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    • Your Name on our website
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    NAME ONE OF OUR TIME TRAVELERS.

    You'll work with me to name one of my travelers. The name has to be appropriate for the story, so send a name my way via the Contact Me link on the project page, if interested in this reward!

    I'll include your name in a Special Thanks section in the front of the eBook and printed book. You'll also receive an autographed paperback copy of LOST IN TIME as well as an eBook copy in your preferred format.

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    • Website access
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    • Autographed Paperback
    • T-Shirt
    • Your Name on our website
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    NAME OUR DRONE

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    I'll include your name in a Special Thanks, section in the front of the eBook and printed book. You'll also receive an autographed paperback copy of "Lost In Time" as well as an eBook copy in your preferred format.

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    OUR TRAVELERS MEET YOU ( we pick the timeline)

    You'll work with me to have one of our travelers meet you on an adventure (we pick the timeline). Let's have fun as we work your history to our story.

    I'll include your name in a Special Thanks, section in the front of the eBook and printed book. You'll also receive an autographed paperback copy of "Lost in Time" as well as an eBook copy in your preferred format.

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    • Autographed Paperback
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    • Your Name on our website
    • Autographed book poster

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    MEET ME IN PERSON, READ THE MANUSCRIPT BEFORE IT GOES TO THE PRINTER, TOUR WARNER BROS. STUDIOS AND HAVE LUNCH AT THE WARNER BROS. COMMISSARY.

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    You will read the manuscript, take a tour and have lunch with me and discuss the book before it's published. Will also talk about the live action feature film and television series. I live in Los Angeles, travel arrangements and travel expenses you pay, lunch is on me.

    I'll include your name in a Special Thanks, section in the front of the eBook and printed book. You'll also receive an autographed paperback copy of "Lost In Time" as well as an eBook copy in your preferred format.

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    • Your Name on our website
    • Autographed book poster
    • Autographed drone poster
    • Tour Warner Brothers Studio
    • Read the Manuscript
    • Lunch is on us

    Warner Brothers Studios is located in Burbank, CA. All travel, transportation, accommodations, and meals( except for one lunch on the lot) are at your expense. Scheduling TBD.

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