ACHIEVED!!! $6000 ----- Every eBook will be upgraded to the SPECIAL EDITION, KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE, KINDLE EDITION EBOOK.
$7000 ----- All backers of “eBook Guardian” or above will receive a FREE copy of Danny Calloway and the Puzzle House AUDIO BOOK!
VIDEO ABOUT STORY ROAD:
Danny Calloway, a thirteen-year-old boy with a natural gift for numbers and cryptology, receives news that will change the course of his life forever. His grandfather – a man he can barely remember from childhood – has left him three odd birthday presents in his will: an old pocket watch, an unusual looking key and the deed to a fifty acre estate in the Oregon wilderness.
Joined by his dim-witted cousin Sam and Sam’s very pretty friend Molly, Danny must spend his summer vacation fixing up the house with his father and uncle.
It doesn’t take the kids long to figure out that the house has more to it than just dust and dirt, and a local town legend of hidden treasure on the property sparks their interest even more. As hidden keyholes, secret passageways and codes begin to pop up that only Danny can figure out, the kids are set on an adventure against time.
DANNY CALLOWAY AND THE PUZZLE HOUSE is the first novel of a six book storyline written by Z. C. Bolger. The book is completed, having gone through 4 revisions, 2 proofreads and 3 edits - it is finally at the quality needed to truly tell this story. It was not shopped around to the traditional market (as a lot of indie titles first are) due to the author not wanting to lose the majority of his rights. On top of that, Z. C. Bolger has a strong reach to have a hand in creating the Danny Calloway brand, which traditional publishing wouldn't allow for.
Books will go to printing within two-three months following the completion of the Kickstarter and rewards will be mailed out shortly thereafter. This is due to finishing up the final illustrations as well as all the legalities and administration to come.
If the Kickstarter is successful the book will be published in three formats:
A kindle eBook edition.
A paperback edition.
A hardcover edition.
The funding will be going toward the following:
- Set up costs of the book.
- Further interior illustrations
- Actual printing.
- Costs for editing
- Other general expenses related to getting the book out there without going broke in the process.
So who is this book for you ask? That is an excellent question.
- Fans of adventure
- Fans of comedy
- Fans of mystery
- Fans of YA and Crossover Fiction
- Fans of history or historical fiction
- Fans of visual writing
- Fans of character driven epics
- And fans who want a new series to get obsessed with now that Harry Potter is done!
As for age appropriateness, that is quite easy. The book itself is written at a 6th grade level and, due to a bit of violence, I think 11 years old is a good starting age. There really is no maximum age. The beta readers ranged from 9 to 60 years old and all loved the story greatly.
Thank you in advance to everyone for taking a look at this project and supporting it. If you think DANNY CALLOWAY AND THE PUZZLE HOUSE is a worthwhile project please do your best to recommend it to others and to get the word out there!
REWARD #1: You will receive a personal email from author Z.C.Bolger containing the highest of fives (e·lec
REWARD #2: You will receive one awesomely-bodacious kindle eBook of Danny Calloway And The Puzzle House.
REWARD #3: You will receive one incredibly-spectacular "special edition" kindle eBook of Danny Calloway And The Puzzle House (exclusive for kickstarter). It will contain extra pages about the creation of Danny Calloway and explain some of the Easter eggs hidden with-in the book.
REWARD #4: You will receive one super-sensational paperback edition of Danny Calloway And The Puzzle House (signed by the author).
REWARD #5: You will receive one awesomely-bodacious kindle eBook & one super-sensational paperback edition of Danny Calloway And The Puzzle House (signed by the author).
REWARD #6: You will receive one awesomely-bodacious kindle eBook & one extra-extraordinary hardcover edition of Danny Calloway And The Puzzle House (signed by the author).
REWARD #7: You will receive reward #6 plus a sneak peek into the story of Danny Calloway book 2 straight from the author.
REWARD #8: You will receive reward #7 plus three signed character posters of our main characters - Danny, Sam and Molly.
REWARD #9: This reward is designed for 5th- 12th grade classrooms. You will receive 10 paperback books for your students to read together. You will also receive a fun and informative guide written by ZC Bolger about the creation of the book and the hidden Easter eggs within. A lesson plan for the book will be included, which has fun activities such as diagramming floor plans, learning how to break ciphers & learning hieroglyphics. It has art projects based on ancient Egypt, building your own origami Guardian ring & making custom riddles. There are fun research projects on people and events from history like Edmond Hailey, the pirate Blackbeard and the Vietnam Oil Crises. Those are just some of what the lesson plan will be packed with – all of it fun! For each additional book, above the 10 included, please add an extra $10 (shipping is included).
REWARD #10: You will receive reward #8 plus the Chinese puzzle box which makes an appearance in the book (complete with moving side combination and something special inside).
REWARD #11: You will receive reward #10 plus grandpa Calloway's pocket watch - complete with engravings. Plus a copy of grandpa Calloway's letter.
REWARD #13: You will receive reward #11 plus Danny's ring (passed onto him by his grandfather - a strange history this ring holds) A MUST HAVE FOR ANY DANNY CALLOWAY FAN
REWARD #14: You will receive reward #13 plus a page dedicated to your acknowledgment in all books printed in the language you funded. (If you would like to donate this option but would like the translation in a specific language that can be arranged)
REWARD #15: You will receive reward #13 plus the framed first cast of a working meta-key. Included in the frame will be original sketches, drawings and variations of the meta-key as well as the original (handwritten) explanation of the key.
Risks and challenges
The only printing set back I can see (possibly) coming up would be time frame on interior illustrations. To handle this, I have already created example images to show the illustrator what is needed. This will provide a fast work flow for her to hit our target.
The only set back for rewards would be those that need to be handcrafted. But by getting a head start on finding my designers, it shouldn't be a problem,Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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