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By J.L. Pattison
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About

Agent Sherard Parker never expected to get caught.

His first reconnoissance operation with the DEA was supposed to be simple: infiltrate a small South Pacific island and gather intelligence about its involvement in the international drug trade.

But when he stumbles upon a hidden airliner reportedly shot down weeks earlier—an act of terrorism that sparked a war—Sherard realizes the island is more than just home to a major drug operation, it's part of a conspiracy so evil it could lead to World War III.

After being captured, Sherard is forced to abandon his original mission for a far more important one: escape from the island and return to his family.

Can Sherard lead an eclectic band of prisoners in a daring life-or-death escape from their tropical prison, or will those in charge of protecting the island prevail, keeping the island's dark secret forever?

                                                       - The Island by J.L. Pattison

WHY KICKSTARTER? 

I'm seeking funding for professional editing and cover design of my second book, The Island, in order to have it published by late Spring, 2018. 

Once these two steps are complete, the book will be released to supporters of this campaign first, then made available for sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and elsewhere.

WHY SHOULD YOU HELP FUND THIS CAMPAIGN? 

Self-published books get a bad rap because far too many of them are poorly written and poorly edited. As an indie author, I want to be a part of changing that stigma, that’s why I’m a strong proponent of employing professional editing services and book cover designers to produce quality books. This, of course, costs money, and that's where you come in.

The Island has already been written and has gone through numerous preliminary edits. Currently it's in the second phase of editing using beta readers. Once that is complete, I'll be taking the next step: the professional editing phase and cover design. 

WHAT WILL YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT BE FUNDING?

Professional editing: Approximately $399

Professional cover design: Approximately $349

Total estimated cost: $748.

If the total cost of editing and cover design ends up exceeding the total funded, then I will make up the difference on my own in order to ensure the book is published. 

If funding exceeds the needed $748, the extra will be used to pay for book printing, shipping rewards (for those rewards requiring shipping), and advertising. 

If funding for this campaign exceeds even that, then anything left over will be put toward producing my third book: an anthology of short stories I plan to have published before the end of this year.

WHAT OTHER STORIES HAVE I WRITTEN?

I’ve previously released two time travel stories on Amazon, both of which were published in ebook format.

My first release, The Visitor, was published in 2015 and currently has a 4.5-star rating with over forty reviews. 

My second ebook, Alibi Interrupted, was released in 2016. It too holds a solid 4.5 star rating with nine reviews.

Also in 2016, I released a paperback containing both aforementioned stories. This two-story collection was published under the title Saving Kennedy and it also maintains a 4.5-star rating with eleven reviews. 

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REVIEWS YOUR PREVIOUS WORKS HAVE RECEIVED?

Here’s a sampling from the sixty-plus reviews I’ve received about my previous books: 

 “A 21st Century Rod Serling.” - Mark Anthony Escalera Sr. (Author of Heroes of Courage)

“Think Twilight Zone with a touch of early [M. Night] Shyamalan.” - Greg Elsasser (Author of The Field Trip)

“If you are a fan of the Twilight Zone, this book is for you.” - John Cavallone (Author of The Genealogy Quest and Technology in Education)

“For a short story, it packs a punch. . . . I’d recommend [The Visitor] for speculative fiction readers who appreciate books that challenge the political and societal status quo.” - Yaasha Moriah (Author of Prometheus, Reflections, Immersion, Wings Beneath Water, Project Minerva, and Without A Vision)

“Prepare your mind to be challenged ethically with a storyline that will leave you wanting more.” Stuart Brogden (Author of Captive to the Word of God)

“I was hooked on Pattison’s writing and imagination.”- Peter Younghusband (Book reviewer/blogger with nearly 200 listed book reviews)

“Pattison’s books are the kind that really remind you why you love reading. . . . That’s how it felt with Alibi Interrupted—like I was reading something indisputably great.” - Olivia Emily (Book reviewer/blogger with over 80 listed book reviews)

HAVE YOUR PREVIOUS WORKS WON ANY AWARDS? 

Saving Kennedy won first place in Libertopia’s “Best Libertarian Fiction” category of 2017. 

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Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

J.L. Pattison

Risks and challenges

The Island is already written so I can't foresee any risks aside from a natural disaster. The book only needs final review/edits and the creation of a professionally designed cover.

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