Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
I felt compelled to write this book for my kids. I envisioned them reading it when they got older. But now I want to share it with you.
I felt compelled to write this book for my kids. I envisioned them reading it when they got older. But now I want to share it with you.
184 backers pledged $7,002 to help bring this project to life.

About

The Light Beyond the Garden Wall: A Novel project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English

The Light Beyond the Garden Wall: A Novel

$7,002

184

Overview 

Five years ago, I started to write a novel for my kids. It’s finally done! I'm excited to share it with you.

Below you can read an excerpt from the book. I hope you enjoy it. 

Thank you for your support--I can't publish it without you!


The Book

Design: I’ve always loved opening and turning over an old book in my hands. The book’s design is an attempt to capture and recreate an old world, nostalgic experience. It will be hardcover (4.50 x 6.25 inches), stamped in gold and black foil.

 Front cover design


Illustrations: I am incredibly lucky to have worked with award-winning artist, Erin Meads, on this project. Using pen and ink, she added a visual depth to my book with her distinct, unique style.

Length: 176 pages, 10 chapters, roughly 50k words


The Rewards

*The NOMATIC Notebook is the most functional notebook ever. Main features include: whiteboard paper, back pocket, integrated pen holder, dual elastics, lined paper, blank paper, perforated pages, 3 ribbons, and more.

**As you saw in my video, I love to metal detect with my children. We've found coins dating all the way back to 1561! For my highest support level, I will send you an early 1900's bronze British coin that I dug up myself!


The Author

Scott was born in Utah, but his life path has taken him on journeys far away from home--from Australia to Guatemala, and currently England.

He began writing as a creative escape from his career as a business strategy consultant. His favorite hobby is talking to ordinary people from all over the world, laughing with them, and feeling connected through the universal, simple things that bring us joy.

Follow Scott on Instagram @nunchakusdragon


 Book Excerpt 

The boy scoured the land as far as he could see, the colors of the earth receding to dim, cold tinges. Like a wall of rushing water, a formidable energy pressed on his back, causing him to spin around in fright. A storm that reached from the highest point of the heavens and stretched down to the lowest point of earth was rapidly approaching as if mocking the boy.

In the fields of Bethlehem, the boy had always marveled at the tremendous storms that passed through the countryside. He would sit on a boulder close to home and watch in awe as the tempests neared. The power of the great storms told him God had great power—a power incomprehensible to man. But this storm was different: it put great fear in the boy’s heart. The black dam of thick rain and shattering lighting loomed before him as an impassable barrier. Terror pressed him to flee.

“Move forward,” a voice called out, carried upon the storm’s wind. The voice was his father’s and came from behind the storm.

“I’m coming, Father. I’ll wait for the storm to pass or will travel around it,” Isaiah shouted.

“No, my son, come through the storm,” said the voice on an enormous gust. 

Panic swallowed Isaiah, his courage retreating deep into the remotest corners of his heart. He feared if he traveled through the storm, he would get lost in it, never to escape.

“Father!” Isaiah cried out against the buffeting wind. “I can’t travel through the storm alone. I’ll never survive!”

The wind grew so tumultuous it hurled the boy’s words back at him, and he fell to his knees to plead for help.

Risks and challenges

I have everything arranged with a book printer to get my book into your hands by June 2019. I don't foresee any delays or hurdles in hitting this timeline. So unless the world is destroyed and takes all the printing presses with it, this book will be in your mailbox by June.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    THANK YOU

    I really appreciate your support!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $26 or more About $26

    EARLY BIRD

    One hardcover copy of The Light Beyond the Garden Wall + a card authenticating you as one of the first 100 backers of my project.

    - To order multiple copies of the book, please add $26 for each additional copy you'd like. Additional shipping charges may apply for large quantities.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $28 or more About $28

    HARDCOVER

    One hardcover copy of The Light Beyond the Garden Wall.

    - To order multiple copies of the book, please add $28 for each additional copy you'd like. Additional shipping charges may apply for large quantities.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    40 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $52 or more About $52

    HARDCOVER + NOTEBOOK

    - One hardcover copy of The Light Beyond the Garden Wall + Nomatic notebook

    - To order multiple copies of the book, please add $52 for each additional book copy + notepad you'd like or $28 for each additional book copy. Additional shipping charges may apply for large quantities.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    SMALL BOOK CLUB

    5 hardcover copies of The Light Beyond the Garden Wall for your book club ($24 a copy).

    - To order multiple copies of the book, please add $24 for each additional copy you'd like. Additional shipping charges may apply for large quantities.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    HARDCOVER + NOTEBOOK + COIN

    - One hardcover copy of The Light Beyond the Garden Wall + Nomatic notebook
    + early 1900's British coin I dug up myself in England (I LOVE metal detecting for a hobby).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)