Benjamin Casey and the Twelve Golden Cages is a novel for middle-graders, clocking in at 95,000 words. The novel’s done, edited, and ready to go, so the author, JM Yosef, just wants to secure funding for the production and release.
Here’s the book’s pitch:
Imenand Academy was the kind of place where anything could happen; and Benjamin was starting to think that if it could, it would.
It was supposed to be a school for raising up a modern generation of Leonardo Davincis, of Isaac Newtons, of great thinkers and great doers who would ‘advance mankind’. Only, by the time Benjamin Casey shows up for his first year, everyone there seems intent on doing exactly the opposite.
His classmates have been breeding deathly-poisonous plants without antidotes, someone has loosed a genetically engineered monster into the marshes, and apparently the madman that lives in the lighthouse makes a regular habit of sending out Morse code messages.
And he just so happens to know Benjamin Casey by name.
The pledges range from bookmarks, ebooks, paperbacks, and hardcover editions. Be wary though, because physical goods aren’t shipped outside the US on this campaign.
Favorite perk ($50)
Hardcover upgrade! Not only will you receive everything from the $5 and $10 levels, but also a signed hardcover copy of the book, shipped two weeks before the official release.