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Funding period: Aug 19 2013 - Sep 29 2013
Walter Boys 2.0
In 2009, at the age of sixteen, I started posting my story My Life with the Walter Boys online. Two years later it became one of Wattpad’s most popular hits.
My Life with the Walter Boys follows the story of Jackie Howard, a sixteen-year-old girl, who is forced to move from her home in New York City to a cattle ranch in Colorado after her family is killed in a tragic car accident. Once there, Jackie discovers that her guardian Katherine Walter has twelve kids—all boys! While dealing with her grief, Jackie must learn to fit into the Walter family and juggle two potential love interests at the same time.
Now, more than five years after I first wrote about Jackie and the Walter clan, thanks to Wattpad and an awesome publisher, Sourcebooks, their story is finally going to be in bookstores near you! But we need your help! In order to make the book a huge success and get noticed out there we need lots of support. Be a part of making The Walter Boys a success by funding this project. By pledging towards any of these rewards you will be contributing to my pre-order sales!
The story is going to get even better too! Currently I am in the process of rewriting and editing the entire novel, with the help of Sourcebooks. Your favorite scenes will be revamped, new characters will be introduced, and entire chapters will be added. This is Walter Boys 2.0! By pledging, you will be getting a copy of this new and improved version!
You will also get to be a part of the process of making this happen. I want to give you more than just the book. By supporting this project, you can help determine the cover design, gain access to a never before seen bonus chapter, and even get a chance to have your own story reviewed by my amazing publisher Sourcebooks! You only have 30 days to pledge! And remember certain items are available in very limited quantities, so the sooner you act, the more likely you are to get the reward you want.
A huge thank you to all the amazing fans who believed in this story. Without you, this journey never would have been possible.
So where did it all begin? I’d love to say that I’ve been writing since I learned to spell, but considering I still haven’t, I’d have to say my passion of telling stories started when I was given my first diary in grade school. Instead of filling the pages with the non-eventful days of a fourth-grader, I made up stories about magical lands with dragons, elves, and warrior princesses. Since those early days, I’ve written hundreds of stories. Out of all my work, My Life with the Walter Boys is my most treasured piece for two reasons. First, it was the first full-length novel that I ever finished, a feat that any aspiring writer should be proud of. More importantly, writing My Life with the Walter Boys was a way for me to deal with my own grief. After a six-month battle with cancer, my dad passed away while I was still in high school. Through my character Jackie, I was able to express some of the many emotions I was feeling at the time. Because of this, My Life with the Walter Boys will always be a piece that is reflective of who I am.
I hope everyone is as excited for Walter Boys 2.0 as I am. Thank you all so much for your support and I can’t wait for everyone to have a copy of My Life with the Walter Boys.
About fan funding
Fan funding is an experiment on Wattpad that allows readers to support their favorite writers in new ways. The experiment will run with a small group of Wattpad writers, where the writers pitch their story projects and fans like you can directly support the project through monetary pledges, in exchange for awesome exclusive rewards.
Help support your favorite writer bring a story you’ve always wanted to see to life! Keep in mind that the raw unedited version of each story will still be made available on Wattpad, as offering free content will always be one of our core values. Find out more about Fan Funding.
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Give any amount you choose to this writer for the pure joy of giving and helping them reach their goal!Give any amount you choose to this writer for the pure joy of giving and helping them reach their goal! You will not receive any rewards for this donation, but Fallzswimmer will be grateful for your support.
The Twins! - E-Book and Thank You15 SupportersDouble the reward! Get your very own copy of the new and improved My Life with the Walter Boys as an e-book AND get your name included in a special thank you section of the book!Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
The Nathan - Determine the Cover Design7 SupportersGet the Nathan and help decide the art that goes on the cover of the published version! Each person who purchases this reward or higher gets to participate in a poll to decide between three different cover designs PLUS you get the e-book and your name in a thank you section of the book.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
The Lee - Signed Paperback19 SupportersYou will get a signed paperback version of the revamped Watler Boys mailed to you (US and Canada only). PLUS you get to participate in the cover design poll and get your name in a thank you section of the book.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
The Isaac - Exclusive Bonus Chapter – Cole’s POV4 SupportersEver wonder what was going through Cole’s head the first time he laid eyes on Jackie? If you’re curious, you can pledge $50 and get an exclusive bonus chapter. PLUS you get to participate in the cover design poll, get your name in a thank you section of the book and your choice of the e-book or signed paperback (US and Canada only for paperback).Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
The Danny - Virtual Hang-Out with Ali and Sourcebooks Editor0 out of 100 SupportersFor The Danny you get to spend an hour with me and my Sourcebook editor as part of a small virtual hang-out (maximum 20 people per session). We can talk about the publishing process, my ideas behind The Walter Boys or whatever you want. PLUS you get the exclusive bonus chapter, get to participate in the cover design poll, get your name in a thank you section of the book and your choice of the e-book or signed paperback (US and Canada only for paperback).Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
The Alex - Launch Party OR School Visit0 out of 15 SupportersFor The Alex you get to meet me in person at either The Walter Boys launch party in the Chicago or Milwaukee area where you’ll get to network with publishing industry folks OR have me come visit your school to talk about my writing experiences. Unfortunately I won’t be able to cover any travel expenses so make sure you factor that in. PLUS you get the exclusive bonus chapter, get to participate in the cover design poll, get your name in a thank you section of the book and your choice of the e-book or signed paperback (US only for paperback).Estimated delivery: Apr 2014
The Cole - Publisher Review of Your Story1 out of 5 SupportersThe Cole is very special! For The Cole, my Sourcebooks editor and I will do a read-through of the first three chapters of your story, provide feedback and a critique of your work. PLUS you get an invite to the launch party, get the exclusive bonus chapter, get to participate in the cover design poll, get your name in a thank you section of the book and your choice of the e-book or signed paperback (US only for paperback).Estimated delivery: Oct 2013