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My Appletree

My Appletree Book Series our goal is to spark the imagination of the reader. Fiction based book will take you a most wondrous journey.

My Appletree

My Appletree Book Series our goal is to spark the imagination of the reader. Fiction based book will take you a most wondrous journey.

$111
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Last updated August 27, 2019

About

Rough draft of Johnny sleeping with his favorite hat in a dream with the red dragon!
Rough draft of Johnny sleeping with his favorite hat in a dream with the red dragon!

My Appletree 

My Appletree is the name of a five-book series and the title of the first book in the collection. It has been so-called in honor of my grandmother who planted an apple tree to celebrate the day I was born. Fond childhood memories linger as I recall her embrace; she would ask, “Where have you been? What are you up to? How's school?” etc.    

     The writing of this series is to also honor the teachers of King Street Elementary in Danbury, CT. Mr. Tesbir (the orginial Mr. T), made a big impression on me. He would read books like "James and the Giant Peach" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." With each character, he would change his voice, sparking my imagination. It made such an impact on me. I honor all teachers, especially those who think outside-the-box and find a way to creatively teach their students where they enjoy the learning process. 

The cover and text for the first book, "My Appletree," is complete. I am currently seeking funds for the illustrations. In a search on Fiverr, I found Hannah Grace, a college student; she is a great fit for the project. During her interview, Hannah had only "can do's" in her vocabulary. Her enthusiasm led her to toss ideas around, and in doing so, she landed her spot as interior page illustrator. 

The needed funding will encompass the creating of 24 interior-page illustrations. Hannah’s bio, along with the rest of the team, can be viewed on the new website: myappletreebookseries.com

I have been in the construction industry all my life and have worked my way up the ladder to Superintendent, Project Manager, and General Contractor through Certifications and ongoing continuing education. This profession has served me well, but this book series is my passion. I have assembled a team that will help make this project a success and I look forward with great enthusiasm.

It is our goal to help spark the imagination, --to help in the learning process and aid in problem solving. Imagine a world of problem solvers. --William S. Caprio, Jr


Johnny (main character in book) sitting under his appletree
Johnny (main character in book) sitting under his appletree

We are proud to have Hannah on board as interior illustrator.  Welcome to Team Appletree, Hannah.

Examples of Hannah's work:

Encounter
Encounter
What's Under The Deep
What's Under The Deep
The Maw
The Maw

www.myappletreebookseries.com

My Appletree

Johnny woke from a bad dream, which he quickly forgot after fully waking up and getting out of his bed. He ate breakfast and made his way to his backyard where he met and spoke to Grannie Annie, a grasshopper extraordinaire. She was with her two friends, Ike and Tike (two beetles). They were on a most grand adventure to go to the enchanted forest to get Tike's legs back. 

Johnny decided to go with them to help. "Beware of the red dragon; he guards the entry to the enchanted forest at the forest gate," said Ike.

"Yeah don't forget about the red dragon," replied Tike. 

Off they went on a wondrous journey of life and adventure. Their journey will take them into the enchanted forest where they meet a magical fox, "Prippo-dini" who tells them to go to the cave to get Tike's legs back. 

The cave is a place where all humans, animals, and creatures of all kinds are the same size and everyone can communicate with each other. 

"Time stands still in the cave of equality. You can be here for a day or a year. No matter how long, when you learn your lesson for which you came, you go back to the moment from where you came.  Everyone here is from the past, present, or future, and they will all go back to the moment they came into the cave," said Mantis, keeper of the cave.  

Let the journey begin.  Johnny goes on a life changing journey that will affect him, his family, and his friends. 

To view Team Appletree go to:   #TeamAppletree

THERE IS AN EIGHT-MINUTE SAMPLE OF THE AUDIOBOOK  ON THE WEBSITE, WITH ACTORS' NARRATIONS AND BACKGROUND SOUND.   Audiobook click here 

Risks and challenges

Every project has a certain amount of risk and challenges. We prepare by forecasting in the event of being exposed to risk. This enables us to plan accordingly, so as not to jeopardize the project's integrity.
We have taken a look at our project from every angle. For example, formatting the content to book form. This could be a considerable task to overcome if it's not completed by the time illustrations are received. We are utilizing professionals to format the project, to keep on schedule as per its timeline. We will post updates along the way to our milestones during the funding process.

There are challenges in getting the rewards on time and shipping them out to all areas of the U.S. But I have developed color-coded spreadsheets for the different stages to keep on track. I do not foresee any issues with processing, distribution, and shipping. If we need additional resources, we will get them. We want our contributors to be a part of the process in hopes of consideration in future projects.
Delays could come from outside resources, such as printing illustrations. We have factored in 3 weeks for that, so I do not expect any significant delay.

The illustration prints have to go through a quality control inspection when received; each print will be carefully handled and numbered according to the reward specifications. The inspection process will be posted as soon as it is completed. We will report if a print is not acceptable and post what has been reordered. We will contact the individuals affected by the re-order. Since we have 3 weeks of printing time, the print reorder may not affect the delivery to the backer.

We hope to be getting everyone on our email list to keep communication lines open during the funding process. We look forward to a successful project. It is our intent to deliver the project and to make our backers happy to be part of this venture. We want to nurture our relationships with our backers in hopes to continue the My Appletree Book Series until it becomes self-supporting.

Hopes of future project considerations: My Appletree audiobook series and readings at children's hospitals with book giveaways.

From all of us at #TeamAppletree, we humbly thank you! We look forward to your support!

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