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!
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 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!
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
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
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