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Matthew SkinnerBy Matthew Skinner
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Matthew SkinnerBy Matthew Skinner
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$1,711
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, May 11 2019 12:19 AM UTC +00:00.

About

     Milo and the Lost Colors is our first book as an author/illustrator duo!  We call ourselves The Story Dads and take parenting AND storytelling very seriously!  Travis and his wife and family, and Matt and his daughter call Central Virginia home .

     About this time last year, We were talking about how we always wanted to create a children's book. We love reading to our kids and we knew that between the two of us, we could write and illustrate a book that our kids (and yours!) would love. Our writing and art style focuses on blending different genres in order to bring young readers on an epic journey that teaches important lessons for their age group!

Our awesome cover art!
Our awesome cover art!

      Milo and the Lost Colors is a book about a colorless world, and how a little creature named Milo decides to do something BIG. Milo and his new found friend, Zen, take us on a journey that they (and you) will never forget! Milo and the Lost Colors shows how courage can help you overcome your fears and how forgiveness can change hearts and foster new beginnings. And of course, it teaches you about colors! 

Milo is a merble. And they are NOT fans of the forest!
Milo is a merble. And they are NOT fans of the forest!

     All of the books sold through this Kickstarter will be hard-cover and 1st Edition. After this campaign is over, the 1st Edition marker will be removed, BUT, the book will be available to purchase through our website, and through many other online retailers!

A staff that talks!? Just wait! He can do so much more!
A staff that talks!? Just wait! He can do so much more!

     Milo and the Lost Colors is just the beginning of Milo and Zen's adventures. Your support will help ensure the next books we have planned are put out promptly! 

Along the way, Milo learns important lessons! Treating others with kindness even though they may have wronged us is always the right thing to do!
Along the way, Milo learns important lessons! Treating others with kindness even though they may have wronged us is always the right thing to do!

     We would also like to say THANK YOU to all of our family and friends who have supported us along the way! We couldn't have made it this far without you!


- Matthew Skinner and Travis Wells

Risks and challenges

There are no risks to this project. We have everything created and numbers worked out with our publishers. The last thing we are currently arranging is the page formatting for printing, and that is going well! You can rest assured that when this campaign meets its goal, you'll get your books!

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