I am on a very unique quest… If you know me at all, you probably already know that I love to create. In fact, my livelihood IS creating: From web design to custom furniture restoration. One of my favorite hobbies has always been to write songs, and again, if you know me, you probably already knew that… But now I am taking a slight detour and am wondering if you’ll join me. While song-writing may show up from time-to-time here, being a father has opened up another creative world surrounded by silliness, laughter, adventure, and life-lessons. If you could be a fly on the wall in our home, there’s no doubt you would hear silly little songs made up on the fly, just to get my two boys' attention and laughter… This has opened up their eyes to a wonderful world of imagination and creativity. These imaginative experiences with my children have sparked fun characters and storylines that I am aiming to turn into illustrated, children’s books. The first character that you'll meet is Rumpus Magumpus. You'll see a sketch of him at the top of my page. Rumpus is a soldier who is limited by his larger-than-average backside... but despite his limitations, he presses on to succeed. Rumpus lives in a fictional, whimsical world with other lively characters that pop up in each story. The cadence and rhyme scheme makes these stories fun and engaging. Currently, I have the first two books written. I am working with a very talented illustrator (https://leahmorrison.carbonmade.com/projects/2939544) and am hoping to publish and print at least three books with the Rumpus Magumpus character. Depending on their success, I would aim to write and publish even more. In attempts to be able to continue writing and publishing, I am launching a Patreon campaign. If you're not familiar with this platform, read on... In short, I have fallen in love with creative writing and I feel like I have something to offer parents, grandchildren, teachers, other aspiring writers, etc. that goes beyond a "one-time" project. Patreon allows me to have monthly subscribers rather than just one time givers. Being a supporter of my work on Patreon will allow me to continue to work on books, pay illustrators, editors, printing companies, etc. and make them a reality! There is no doubt there are several more books to be written and printed for you to read to your little, loved ones! The other great thing about partnering with me on Patreon is that I have set goals with my support. Once those goals are reached, I can add more benefits for current and future members! I am looking for a team of folks who believe alongside me in sparking imagination and creativity in children... people who want to show kids that no matter who they are, what they look like, whatever they may or may not be good at, what strengths or weaknesses they have, or whatever obstacles they might face, that they can succeed and find fulfillment if they have the right outlook on life and circumstances. These are the messages my books will convey. As a father, there’s nothing more important to me than my children knowing that who they are is enough. I want them to know that they are loved unconditionally and will face some harsh realities in this world, but that they can make a difference no matter what! By being a Patreon partner, you can be a part of this amazing journey with me, and I would be honored to have you come along. As a backer, not only will you receive exclusive benefits, you’ll be able to provide your insights and opinions to help me with content, ideas, and to help the book launches be successful. As projects evolve and shift, so will the rewards to the different tiers of membership! Thank you for taking the time to read through this! I’m looking forward to journeying with you on this!