As many of you know I travel onto land with my trusty pirate friends! Children ask me all the time, how did you meet them? Are they scary? What kinds of things do pirates do? Where do they live? How do they get you onto land? Do they really have treasure?! Well, in my new story many of those secrets will be revealed as you join me on a swashbuckling adventure to the mysterious pirate island!
The new book will be shot by lead photographer Cheshire Visions Photography, and we have teamed up with some wonderful graphics artists and editing team to make this a unique and enchanting new book of art! The book will be actual photos taken of my pirate friends and I above and underwater at several locations. The book will be between 30-50 pages, of colorful images in an 8.5x8.5 paperback book! My goal, with your help, is to have the new book by October of this year! (The pirates insisted we have it out in time for Halloween events of course!) That means we have to have it all ready to print by August! We will have several photoshoots and we are starting them April-June, then the book goes into the writiing and editing process June-August, and then sent to print to be received by October!
Previously, I took on almost the entire debt of my first book and it took a few years to be able to complete, yet I succeeded in getting it printed and it was successful, in fact we sold out at the book release party on our first print run! Though the end results were successful I can't afford to do it that way again.
This book will be shot very different than the first and has been strategically planned to go as smoothly and as cost effective as possible all while still being self published. I have carefully chosen local artists and well known local entertainers to be a part of this magical creative project and we have developed a strict timeline and budget plan to create the most fin~tastic book ever! Your contributions will help to cover the costs of printing, editing, the photographers fees, (any fines the pirates may aquire), use of underwater equipment, production, props, layout design, locations, graphic design, cover design, shipping and other unforseen costs (again traveling with pirates, you never know what could happen!).
AYE!!!!!!!! Rew~ARRRR~ds! I want to say thank you for your help in creating and supporting this great project so I have put together many great rewards levels I hope you will enjoy!
Thank you so much for your support, now let's make some dreams come true!