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$1,190
pledged of $1,916pledged of $1,916 goal
27
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 1 2014 12:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Thanks for looking at my Kickstarter Project. Kolby Rae is a follow up to my first novel and Amazon best seller Concealed: The Book of Joshua. (Which ranked  #3 in Crime Thrillers at Amazon and #2 at Nook.) This is a new book and a new story, but we reconnect with Joshua Stone a few years after the story in Concealed.

Like Concealed, Kolby Rae is contemporary fiction.  I really like the characters in this new book and I'm excited for you to meet them. Kolby Rae takes you behind the scenes of living and working as a country music artist trying to find success. This is a softer book with more characters, touching on stories and themes from today. It has a romantic story and is a great read for book clubs. You can read  an unedited preview of the book's opening here.

You can be a character in this novel.

Choose your reward at the right.  If you want, you can pick one of two character's names.  Or maybe you want me to write you into the story. Your life, your loves, your style.  You can be friends with the title character, Kolby Rae!

I'm ready to write you in!
I'm ready to write you in!

So here's where we work together and have a little fun.  Writing a book is a solitary profession. Publishing one takes friends like you -- and a little cash to pay some expenses. I've negotiated and received permission from music publishing company for the rights to reprint the lyrics from a well known song.  Now they want their check.  I also have some fees to have the book reviewed by Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. Yup, you pay to have their reviewers say good things (or awful) about your creative life's blood.

You can have the actual earrings used for the cover photo as your reward.
You can have the actual earrings used for the cover photo as your reward.

The project will be both a high quality paper book and an ebook, so we need to budget for some hard costs to get books out to reviewers. If we're lucky enough to go over our goal, the additional cash will be put to marketing, mailing, and promoting Kolby Rae to more reviewers.

Your Kickstarter support goes to pay the development costs, license fees, the review services, marketing, and production:

  • developmental editing, line and copy editing, and proofreading 
  • obtaining ISBN numbers, 
  • paying registration fees and additional costs associated with getting listed in various online bookstores, 
  • envelopes, packing materials, postage,
  • extra copies in case any get lost in the mail, etc.
  • advertising via Goodreads, BookBub, and Facebook

Everyone who pledges is in for some fun.  I'll update the entire process in exclusive backer-only updates via Kickstarter.

Every gift, from the $1 all the way up to the $700 level  makes a difference. I look forward to signing your book, sending you the link to your download before it goes on sale, or sending you the actual earrings we used in the cover photo. No one else has them, but you can have them for your own. I'd love to meet you and have dinner with you at Two Mile RanchEven a dollar will help.  

You can chose to stay at Two Mile Ranch for your reward.
You can chose to stay at Two Mile Ranch for your reward.

 If you can't give now, you can still help.  I'm an introvert by nature and many of my friends are introverts.  Help us spread the word about this campaign. Be our extroverts! Share this Kickstarter project so others can show their support for Indie projects. Can you Tweet it?  Facebook it? LinkedIn it?  Blog it?  You'll accrue some good karma and I'll be thrilled to have you on the team.

Tell your friends about this exciting novel and project....please.

About the author

Hi, I'm Fritz Nordengren, and quickly, this is me:

  • Founder of a writer's retreat and author of a 60-day writing book 
  • Author of Amazon top-rated novel 
  • This book was written by popular demand. It's a spin-off novel following one of the much loved characters 
  • Great interest so far in the Author's proof rewards 
  • An Amazon reviewer had this to say about my first book, Concealed: "I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have already passed it on. Very nice character development - I felt like I knew the characters and was invested in their drama. "
Thank you for backing Kolby Rae
Thank you for backing Kolby Rae
 

Risks and challenges

The novel is complete, I'm in the final round of editing and then the final proofread. I have placeholders for the characters who will be written-in for supporters who claim the rewards. (Yes, YOU can be a character in Kolby Rae.)

This is my second novel, what I learned the first time around is proofreading 100,000 words takes lots of eyes and time. If we need "one more look" it may add a few weeks to our release date. I'll keep you informed as we go.

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    A live vocal shout-out. Fritz will stand on the yoga deck at Two Mile and yell "thank you" for each and every $1 reward. (Just like in the video)

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    A personal, digital shout-out on Twitter and the Two Mile Ranch Facebook page that you can re-tweet and share to all your friends.

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    Advance copy of the ebook (any format) + acknowledgement and thank you on the Two Mile Ranch Facebook page.

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    Do you love printed books? I'll send out an unsigned copy of the print book the day it's released + acknowledgement and thank you on the Two Mile Ranch Facebook page.

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    Signed copy of paperbook + ebook + acknowledgement and thank you on the Two Mile Ranch Facebook page.

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    Signed Author's Proof copy of paperbook + ebook+ limited edition, signed Kolby Rae poster + acknowledgement and thank you on the Two Mile Ranch Facebook page.

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    This is the ideal book club premium.

    Five signed print copies of Kolby Rae for your book club (shipped to one address) and a Skype call with me during your book club meeting. I'll answer questions, talk about writing, and do a reading. Books arrive in April, Skype call anytime in 2014 after April, you choose. (Need more copies? We can work something out.)

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    What's cooler than a signed cover? How about the actual earrings used in the cover photo. Yep. Kolby Rae's pink leopard guitar pick earrings, the ones we used to shoot the cover photo are yours along with a copy of the print book, signed by me on the cover. (Spoiler alert: Kolby gets these as a gift in the book, think something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.)

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    Name dropper: You pick a character's name in Kolby Rae.

    I tell you about the character and what part they play in the story, you get to pick their name + signed copy of paperbook + ebook + individual acknowledgment credit in book. Hint, one character is a man, the other a woman. They are fictional - huge country music artists.

    Please pick names that are both fictional and reasonable. They can't be similar to a real star. Think of a name you wouldn't mind introducing to your mother.

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    A 3 day, 2 night stay at Two Mile Ranch (transportation on your own) dinner with the me at Two Mile Ranch and a personally signed copy of Kolby Rae (fuifilled after publication, no black out dates, subject to prior reservations. + ebook + individual acknowlegement credit in book

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    You are a character in Kolby Rae.
    Yes you!
    Your name, your life, your passions. I write you in as a character in the book + signed copy of paperbook + ebook + individual acknowlegement credit in book

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    A week long stay at Two Mile Ranch (transportation on your own) dinner with the me at Two Mile Ranch and a personally signed copy of Kolby Rae (fulfilled after publication, no black out dates, subject to prior reservations.) + ebook + individual acknowledgment credit in book

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Funding period

- (28 days)