The money raised from this campaign will be used for different purposes. It will be used for financial support so that I can complete the novel, hiring a copyeditor and paying for promotional and marketing materials.
Ever the adventurer, young Edgar J. Hawthorne sets out on a journey to the Royal Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa to investigate the Great Moon Hoax of 1835 after reading an article in the Edinburgh Journal of Science submitted by none other than close family friend John Herschel.
Travelling with the Royal Air Brigade on the Stratos, Her Majesty's newest and most advanced airship, Edgar and the crew are caught unaware in the early dawn by a group of marauders who force the Stratos down into the deep jungles of Africa with the aid of an on-board saboteur.
In search of provisions, once on the ground, Edgar and a portion of the crew stumble across an ancient ziggurat with a hidden entrance. Once inside Edgar discovers an ancient tale of prophecy written in hieroglyphs warning of an impending attack.
After many more trials and hardships Edgar and the crew, finally able to continue on their journey, arrive at the Cape of Good Hope behind schedule only to find disaster has befallen Herschel and the Royal Observatory.
Something is amiss and Edgar suspects there are other forces involved in the incident at the Observatory and with the help of Herschel's assistant Thomas Coleman, Edgar sets out to solve the mystery only to uncover a secret that could mean the end of all mankind.
Originally I had planned to publish the Hawthorne series, and my other books, on my own. But circumstances have caused me to seek outside help.
Publishing a book is an expensive proposition, if it is to be done right. Covers need to be designed professionally, websites and other marketing channels need to be created, professional services for critiques, proofreading and copy-editing need to be secured, and promotional and marketing services and products need to be purchased.
There are other costs involved in writing and publishing a book but I won't list them all here. A lot goes into the publishing of a book besides hard work and time. Money is required also, which I have already invested much of my own, but now I need your assistance as well to make the BRASS HAND pentalogy a reality beginning with the first book HAWTHORNE: MYSTIRIO ASTRONOMIKI.
What's In It For You
Everyone who contributes will get their name and a special thanks in the acknowledgements of the book. Some, contributing $20.00 or more will get an autographed paperback and their name in the acknowledgements.
Those who desire to contribute at the higher levels will earn even greater premiums. And I'll be adding more as the campaing goes on. Take a look below for just two of the great items you could walk away with if you contribute today!
Receive a signed paperback version of the book for pledges of $20 or more.
Recieve this quality cotton HAWTHORNE T-Shirt for pledges of $50, $100 and $1,213!
Recieve this perk for a pledge of $1,213.00!
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